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Roy Sjoblad, 87.



BOYLSTON Roy Sjoblad, 87, of Boylston, passed away Friday, November 14, 2008 at UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester after a short illness.

Mr. Sjoblad is survived by his children Roy D. Sjoblad and his wife Beverly of Hyattsville, MD, Nancy S. Gill and her husband Dennis of Wenham, MA, Jonathan Sjoblad and his wife Stephanie of Raleigh, NC, and Donna O'Driscoll of Northborough, MA; and grandchildren GRANDCHILDREN, domestic relations. The children of one's children. Sometimes these may claim bequests given in a will to children, though in general they can make no such claim. 6 Co. 16.  Nathan Sjoblad, Allison Green, Johanna Soyars, Andrew J. Gill, Katelyn, Michael, Griffin and Molly O'Driscoll, and Krister and Karsten Sjoblad plus two great grandchildren, Braylin Green and Jaxson Sjoblad. He is also survived by his sister Astrid Laramee; sisters-in-law, Norma Ahlberg, and Louise Sjoblad, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his dear wife Elsie (Gustavson) Sjoblad, who died one year ago.

Roy was born in Worcester, son of Alfred and Ida (Carlson) Sjoblad. He graduated from Worcester's High School of Commerce and from Worcester Boy's Trade School drafting department. Roy worked in the Engineering Dept. at Norton Co. prior to entering the United States Army United States Army

Major branch of the U.S. military forces, charged with preserving peace and security and defending the nation. The first regular U.S. fighting force, the Continental Army, was organized by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1775, to supplement local
, during World War II. He served in the 63rd Infantry Division and awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge BADGE. A mark or sign worn by some persons, or placed upon certain things for the purpose of designation. Some public officers, as watchmen, policemen, and the like, are required to wear badges that they may be readily known. , two Bronze Stars Bronze Star
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A U.S. military decoration awarded either for heroism or for meritorious achievement in ground combat.

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 and the European Service Medal A service medal is a military award generally of the lowest degree. A service medal is awarded to a member of the military who joins the military, or is already serving, during a designated time period.  with 3 Battle Stars.

On his discharge he worked in the engineering dept. of Crompton and Knowles for ten years and Wyman Gordon Research and Engineering Dept. for 28 years, retiring in 1983.

There will be a private family service. In lieu of Instead of; in place of; in substitution of. It does not mean in addition to.  flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Roy Sjoblad Memorial Fund, World Vision, PO Box 70172, Tacoma, WA 98481.

The family has chosen Nordgren Memorial Chapel, 300 Lincoln Street, Worcester to assist them with arrangements.

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