We have gathered here together to, finally, get the last word with Hummy
  • 76 years old
  • Born on November 6, 1939 .
  • Passed away on July 15, 2016 .

Roy Charles Humeston


Dover Plains - Roy Charles Humeston, Jr., 76, known to all as "Hummy," died on Friday, July 15, 2016 at his home in Dover Plains, NY.

He was born to Ruth and Roy Humeston, Sr. on November 6, 1939 in Sharon, CT. He attended Dover Schools, learned the electricians trade from his father and was a member of the Poughkeepsie International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He worked all over the United States before returning to the Harlem Valley and settling in Dover. Hummy was an avid reader, played the guitar and above all else enjoyed and appreciated nature.

Hummy is survived by his son, Thomas Fila (Carol Ann), his granddaughters, Alexa and Kate, Memphis, TN; his daughter Alexa, granddaughters, Ashley and Hailey and great-grandchildren, Sirena and Gabriel. He is also survived by his sister, Joan Humeston Newman of Wappingers Falls, his cousin, Joseph Humeston of Southington, CT and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. He was predeceased by his parents and sisters, Claire Maholchic and Betsy Simpson.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Center of Compassion, P.O. Box 665, Dover Plains, NY 12522. To send the family an online condolence, please visit www.hufcutfuneralhome.com

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from July 19 to July 21, 2016

Posted by Tish Fila on 6th November 2016
I still expect to see you every time I go to town. Miss you and love you.
Posted by Tina Fila on 26th July 2016
Hummy left peacefully. It brings me some comfort to know that. “Death is not a foe, it is an adventure,” to him. I so wish that he could come back and regale us with tales of his final adventure. “ Sometimes when one person is absent, the whole world seems depopulated.” – Alphonse de Lamartine Took the words right out of my mouth, Al. See ya, Hummy. Wouldn’t wanna be ya!

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