Roy W. Sommerhalter, age 79, of Washington Township and Bonita Springs, FL, passed away at home on August 3, 2015 surrounded by his family after a long courageous battle with colon cancer. Roy is survived by his wife, Joan (Nee Holley), son Roy Sommerhalter and his wife Patrice, daughter Lori Najdzin and her husband, Michael, grandchildren Holly Najdzin McKee and her
husband Brendan, Roy III, Derek, Robert, and Jaime.
Roy was founder of Park Avenue BMW of Maywood and has been a major sponsor of the Fred D'Elia Ridgewood Run since 1996. Park Avenue BMW continues under the leader ship of his son Roy and son-in-law Michael.
Members of North Jersey Masters Track and Field Club and the Ridgewood Run would like to express their gratitude for Roy's ongoing kindness and generosity, as well as that of his family, over many years. And we would like to offer heartfelt condolences to Roy's family on the passing of their father and grandfather.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to: Westie Rescue of NE, 4 Hubbard Ct., Allendale, NJ 07401, or American Sokol Little Ferry, C/O Joyce Nasta 124 Washington Ave. Apt 10 Little Ferry, NJ 07643,
or Cystic Fibrosis NJ Chapter 1719 St. 10, Suite 229, Parsippany, NJ 07054
in Roy's memory.