McGinness, Roy, a 65 year resident of Manhattan Beach, quietly passed away at the age of 93 in his home on Monday, November 30, 2009 after a long illness. He was born in Pickering, Missouri and after moving to California in 1944, Roy and his brother-in-law opened the South Bay Service and Supply Company, which sold, serviced and repaired electrical appliances to South Bay residents. While Roy served as a Sergeant in the US Army as a Tank Commander, the store was kept running by his wife and brother-in-law. During WWII, Roy fought at the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he was a member of the Manhattan Beach Volunteer Fire Department for many years. He is survived by his loving Wife, Mozelle McGinness of Manhattan Beach, his 2 Daughters, Melody Baxter and Ronda Olson, 3 Grandchildren Chris Bailey, Jennifer Heckel and Nathan Coen and 3 Great Grandchildren. The viewing will be held at White & Day Mortuary in Manhattan Beach on Friday, December 4, 2009 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. A graveside service will be held at Green Hills Memorial Park in Palos Verdes on Saturday December 5, 2009 at 10:00 A.M.

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  1. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Enjoyed our visits at the 738 reunions and getting to know you each. Sorry in your loss.

  2. Mozelle and Family, We are saddened with the news of Roy’s passing. Our times with you and Roy at the 738th Reunions were happy times and we will cherish the memories that we have made. We know that extra effort was made to come so far. We hope that it will bring you comfort to know that others care and send their love. We love you Mozelle!

  3. Mozelle, we are sorry we cannot be with you at this time. However, mother (Louise) was able to see the memorial video tribute. It was very well done. You and Roy were such a handsome couple. We will always cherish the good times we had at the 738th Reunions. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We will never forget you all. We Love You! Louise Ladd, James Ray Ladd & Betty Ladd

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