Henry Ely Roey, 89, of Lakewood died Feb. 1, 2011. He was born in Brooklyn and lived in Lakewood most of his life before spending his retirement in Freehold; Lake Worth, Fla.; and Leisure Village, Lakewood.
Mr. Roey ran several businesses after World War II, including Roey’s Bar in Lakewood and, in Wrightstown, the Dutchess motel, restaurant, liquor store, and bar; and the UN Bar.
He graduated from Lakewood High School in 1939.
He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942; during World War II, he served in the Pacific Theater as a mechanic for P-38s.
He was a member of the Jewish War Veterans and the 49th Squadron Association.
He is survived by his wife of almost 28 years, Estelle (“Penny”) Bloom; his daughter, Patricia Freedman; his son, Kenneth Roey; three stepchildren, Phyllis Davis, Herbert Bloom, and Heidi Bloom; his sister, Ethel Foster of California; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held Feb. 3 with arrangements by Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels, Lakewood.