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Arthur L. Bormann, 100, passed away January 1, 2023.
Arthur L. (Roy) Bormann was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to Noah L and Kate Bormann, on April 17, 1922. At the age of four, the family moved to McAllen, Texas where his father opened Standard Supply Company. Roy graduated from McAllen High School in 1939, returning the next year to take advantage of a year of postgraduate school and worked with his father at Standard Supply.
In 1942, Roy married Helen Howard and they moved to Rio Grande City where he worked under Civil Service at Fort Ringgold and was in charge of the Motor Pool. After Pearl Harbor, Roy enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was stationed at Moore Field working as a Personnel Clerk and later as a dispatcher in the Instrument Training Group. He was later transferred to Lowry Field in Denver to attend Photo School. His last assignment was at Richmond Air Force Base, Richmond, VA., where he was NCO in charge of the Photo Lab. After being discharged from the Army Air Corps, he and Helen returned to McAllen where he began working at the McAllen Post Office until his retirement in 1981.
Roy had a strong faith in God and loved his family. Roy worked faithfully in his church and was instrumental in organizing Central Christian Church and School in McAllen. He served as an Elder, Sunday School Teacher, and Chairman of the general board. When they lived in Fredericksburg, Roy was ordained a deacon of First Baptist Church and served on pastor Search Committees and the Building Committee.
Roy was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Noah L. Jr.; and one sister, Kathryn Robinson.
He is survived by Helen, his wife of 80 years; two daughters, Barbara Brown and husband Bruce of Spring Branch, Texas and Kathryn Putz and husband Gary of Wheelock, Texas; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Roy was a member of First Baptist Church of Bryan. The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to the church, 3100 Cambridge Drive, Bryan, Texas.
At Roy’s request, there will be a private family graveside service with Jimmy Sanders officiating.
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