Roy Charles Pecot, Jr - age: 72
(September 18, 1944 to May 05, 2017 )
Resident of Chicago, Illinois
Visitation on Friday, May 12, 2017 at St. Michael Church in Old Town from 9-11am. Funeral mass immediately afterwards. Cremation, private.
St. Michael's Catholic Church
1633 N Cleveland Avenue
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Association or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Benson Family Funeral Home
3224 W. Montrose Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618
Roy Charles Pecot, Jr. passed away at the age of 72 on May 5, 2017, in Chicago after a struggle with cancer.
Roy was born on September 18, 1944, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Roy Charles Pecot and Islay Ann McKendrick Pecot (both deceased). He grew up with two siblings Jura Pecot Dirmann (deceased) and Judy Pecot, Chicago, IL. A graduate of Louisiana State University (LSU), with a degree in Information Technology, he worked in Baton Rouge for the State of Louisiana until leaving to work in Tehran, Iran in the early 1970's for Bell Helicopter International. Roy would fondly recount the wonderful friends he made during his stay there, the generosity of the people of the region, and the adventures he had throughout his time there. An avid adventurer, he travelled the Middle and Far East and Europe extensively. He left to return to the USA after the Islamic Revolution of 1979, on the last airplane flight carrying foreigners out of the country.
Roy visited his sister, Judy, a resident of Chicago upon his return. He met his future wife, Anita Samonte, formerly of Cavite, Philippines, (deceased) at his first job in his newly adopted home.
He is survived by his sister Judy Pecot, Chicago, Illinois; his nieces Rachel Dirmann Eden (Bill) and Joan Samonte and nephew Eric Dirmann; and great nieces, Lillian Grace Eden, Demi Santamaria; and great nephews, Evan Dirmann, Anri Santamaria, Dane Santamaria and many, many friends.
Roy’s pastimes included fishing, golf and cheering on LSU sport teams. True to his southern roots, he enjoyed sharing seafood meals with his sister Judy and friends at Pappadeaux’s restaurant. An active member of St. Michael in Old Town Church, he served as an usher for two decades. He adored his sister, Judy, who surprised him with the best ever Christmas gift, his beloved Shih Tzu Bijon, Rita.
Roy will be remembered by many for his kindness and always being there to offer a helping hand to those who needed transportation to medical appointments or accompanying them for surgeries.
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