ROGER J. ROYAL, 73, of New Haven died Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Lima, Ohio he was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Royal; children, Brad (Nancy) Royal of Indianapolis, Scott Royal of Richmond, Maine, and Kim (Randy) Hushbeck of Los Banos, Calif.; grandchildren, Kaysie Hushbeck and Owen Royal; mother, Donelda Royal of Defiance, Ohio; siblings, including twin-brother, Robert (Birdie) Royal of Calif.; Leo Royal and Roberta (Denny) Fintel both of Ohio, Rosita (Tim) Kilty of Chicago, Ill., and Leann (John) Allen of Georgia; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Royal; and grandson, Andrew Royal. Memorial Mass is 10 a.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 943 Powers St., New Haven. Father James Seculoff officiating. Preferred memorials are to Parkview Heart Institute. Arrangements by E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven. For online condolences please go to

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