Roy E. Norsen (Arnold) age 72, died on Monday May 7, 2017 at Newark Wayne Hospital.
Friends may call on Monday (May 14) from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cheney Funeral Home 70 Main Street Phelps. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday (May 15) at 10 a.m. in Glenwood Cemetery with Military Honors.
It is requested that memorial donations be made to the Newark-Arcadia VFW 225 E. Union Street Newark NY 14513.
Mr. Norsen was born on October 7, 1945. He attended Phelps Central School until 1962. He worked a variety of jobs until joining the US Army from 1967-1969. He served with the 4th Infantry Division in Vietnam from January 1967- June 1968. He was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received during the 1968 T.E.T offensive. He also received the Army Accommodation Medal for Meritorious service and many other awards and citations. He most recently received the Conspicuous Service Award by NYS in the early 1990’s. After the service he worked at Bern Furniture as a delivery driver until sickness rendered him disabled. Mr. Norsen was a lifetime member of the Newark-Arcadia V.F.W. Post 2883.
He is survived by his daughter, Stephanie (Dan) True of Newark; grandchildren Samantha Johnson and Jaxson True of Newark; step-son, Jud Briggs of Newark; sister, Sandra Melendez of Geneva; three nieces Dawn Perillo of Unidilla, N.Y., Tina and Candy VanDuyne of Geneva; two nephews David (Jeanette) VanDuyne of Fla., Keith (Christine) VanDuyne of Clifton Springs; great-nieces Kiana VanDuyne, Tiffany and Allysa Peril; great-nephews Kyle and Calum VanDuyne.
Predeceased by parents the late Fred and Annabelle Arnold Norsen; niece, Lori VanDuyne; grandparents Louis (Jumbo) and Anna Arnold.