Roy grew up in Haliimalle, Maui, HI. Eagle scout, 1959. Graduated from Maui High School in 1961 and was the student Body President. He then graduated from U.S. Air Force Academy, m 1965. Colorado Springs, CO. USAF Flight School, from 1965-1966. He then served at Reese AFB, Lubbock, TX. As a USAF Flight Instructor. He flew T-38 from 1966-70. He then moved to Reese AFB Lubbock, TX. Served as USAF Reserve from 1971-1973. He then flew C-141 out of Norton AFB: San Bernardino, CA. This was followed by working as an Airline pilot for Pacific Southwest Airlines/US Airways/American Airlines, from 1970-2000 where he flew B-727, MD-80, B737, B- 757, B-767. He was stationed in San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Philadelphia. Currently he serves as ACC Director, LV Japanese American Citizens League Director and LV Buddhist Sangha Advisor.
His family consist of his spouse, Caryl Suzuki. They have been married since 1968. Caryl retired in January after SO years as an educator, most recently as Principal of Southwest Behavior Jr./Sr. High School. Their children: Ryan Suzuki (42), Wife Irene, granddaughters, Calista (6) & Victoria (3). They reside in North Hills, CA (a suburb of L.A.) Russell Suzuki (39), Wife Jonelle, grandsons, Steven (11) & Sean (8). They reside in Aliante, N. Las Vegas, NV.