Roy Rewold Passes Away in Rochester Hills, MI October 2, 2013

Roy Rewold passes away at age 84, a life-time resident of Rochester, died October 2, 2013. He was born January 30, 1929, in Rochester to the late Frank and Martha Rewold. A 1946 graduate of Rochester High School, he married Beverly J. Bell of Utica on December 30, 1948.

Roy Rewold

Roy Rewold

“I have known Roy Rewold since I was a young boy. He built my father a building for our business in 1970, and we are still in that building today. One thing I remember about Roy is that when some people walk into a room, you feel like they are the most important person in the building, but when Roy was with you, he made you feel like the most important person. He was a dynamic leader, a powerful visionary, and a man of integrity. It was an honor to know him and his family. He will be missed.”  ~Tom Gendich

From Mayor Barnett

“We were very saddened to learn of the passing yesterday of Roy Rewold, Chairman of the Board of Frank Rewold & Son, Inc., one of the most trusted contracting companies in the State of Michigan. Roy was an active member of the Mayor’s Business Council and a pillar of support in the community who led by example. From his humble beginnings cleaning job sites for his father in 1931, to working on major projects such as the renovation and construction of the DTE Energy Music Theatre, Meadowbrook Hall, Oakland Hills Country Club and, of  course, the magnificent Royal Park Hotel, Roy’s company recently celebrated 95 years in business. As anyone who has dealt with Frank Rewold & Son, Inc. will agree, Roy conducted business with the highest degree of professionalism, fairness and integrity.

It was an honor and privilege to know Roy, and I am grateful for his support and influence over the years. I would like to ask those of you whose lives were touched by Roy to please take a moment to reflect on the contributions he made to his family, friends and business associates. Roy‘s passion for community service ran deep and included such distinctions as serving as the Mayor of Rochester as well as a volunteer fire fighter. His recent awards included the 2008 Best of Michigan Business honoree, the Engineering Society Outstanding Achievement Award for Building Design and Construction, the Design and Construction Showcase Award, and Frank Rewold & Son was listed by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of the “Cool places to Work” in 2007.

Roy’s friendship and leadership will be greatly missed. I am proud to have known Roy and thankful for his outstanding service and dedication representing the interests of our City and its residents. We were lucky to be in Roy’s life and rewarded with his legacy and efforts to make this world a better place.”


Bryan K. Barnett, Mayor City of Rochester Hills

Frank Rewold & Son, Inc.

Frank Rewold & Son, Inc.

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Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, October 7, 2013, at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 620 Romeo Street in Rochester. Visitation Saturday 3 until 7 p.m. and Sunday 1 until 5 p.m. at PIXLEY FUNERAL HOME, 322 W. University Drive in downtown Rochester. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to one of Roy’s favorite Rochester based organizations: The Older Persons Commission, the Rochester College, Leader Dogs for the Blind or the Crittenton Hospital Foundation. Even with all his achievements that are listed above, his proudest achievements were his family and his friends.

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