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ROY BEETHOVEN DORAM JR. was born February 19, 1947 in Baltimore to Roy B. Doram and Lucy Mae Doram (both of whom preceded him in death.)
He grew up and lived all over the city from Cherry Hill to West Baltimore. If you knew Roy, you won't meet another person like him. Roy was a person who never met a stranger. He had a conversation with everyone he encountered and before long, he had a new friend. It didn't matter who you were grocery store clerk, police officer, teacher or bus driver, Roy made a connection. He knew everybody who lived in his building and everyone knew him. He was a constant presence around his neighborhood talking to everyone on the street and in the shops. If someone told him once about a movie they liked, he would call to tell them it was on TV. He called his relatives, friends and aunt constantly just to check in. It didn't have to be your birthday or a holiday to hear from Roy and sometimes he didn't even want anything!. Roy liked to call to make sure you were ok. He was a the kind of person who if he was down to his last dollar, he'd share it. And if he thought you had a dollar, he'd ask to borrow it. But because it was Roy, you would probably part with it! He was a special friend, father, brother and husband who will be missed by all.
Roy leaves behind his wife of over thirty years Matty Doram. If you spent anytime around Roy during the last thirty years the two worlds you heard him say the most often were "hey Matty". He was always calling out to her to do something for him, tell her something or just to feel her presence.
Roy leaves behind to mourn five children, Tracey, Tonya, Terry, Glenda and Roy III; step children, Mark Hughes, Angela Johnson, Harry Hughes, Darlene Blackwell and Jeffrey Hughes; 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Roy leaves behind his two sisters, Tessa Hill-Aston and Myra Green.
Also mourning are his aunt Marie Doram; stepfather, Harold Green; nephews, Theron and Dorjan Hill, Mason Baugh; niece, Marcelle Baugh; a brother-in-law, Joe Aston; sons-in-law, Floyd Hodge and Kevin Green; daughter-in-law, Pong Doram; cousins and special lifelong friend, Peggy Williams.
Roy died on April 9, 2018 after a brief illness with his wife, sister Tessa and his devoted son at his side.