ARCADIA, Fla. — Roy Allen Artsma, 78, of Arcadia, Fla., died peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, at Port Charlotte Regional Hospital in Florida after a brief illness, with his wife and family by his side.
He was born on Aug. 21, 1931, in Paterson, N.J., to Gerard and Sadie Artsma.
He grew up in Midland Park, N.J., and joined the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in the Korean War until 1953.
There will be no public services. Burial and services will be private and at the family’s convenience.