In Memoriam: Allen S. Roys, Toyota of Waldorf

In Memoriam: Allen S. Roys, Toyota of Waldorf

It is with sadness that we confirm the passing of longtime Washington area dealer Allen S. Roys, Toyota of Waldorf, who died from complications of a long term illness. He was 76.

A dealer here for 46 years and native Washingtonian, Al opened Croyste Toyota in 1969 in Marlow Heights, MD, remaining a Toyota dealer his entire automotive career. In the mid-1980s, just about the time Croyste added Saab to its Toyota line, Al took over Waldorf Toyota/Volvo, becoming a multi-franchised operator in two venues. In the 1990s, he consolidated his businesses, dropping Volvo and Saab. And by the early 2000s, he had given up Croyste, sticking to one brand in one location with Toyota of Waldorf, which is a thriving business to this day.

He got his first taste of Southern Maryland and the military at Charlotte Hall Military Academy in St. Marys County as a youngster, going onto to Woodward Prep in DC.He served in the U.S. Navy Reserve in the SeaBees, or Construction Battalion, with its long record of distinguished Naval service.

Besides his wife for life, Eileen, and two daughters, Debra Roys Ober and Lauren Ann Roys Thompson, he leaves five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Contributions to his memory can be made to one of three charitable organizations: St. Clements Hundred Blackistone Lighthouse, P.O Box 71, Colton Point MD 20626; St. Clements Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Colton Point, MD 20626; or Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21122. Condolences can be left at

To Eileen, Debra and Lauren, the rest of his family and many friends, WANADA extends its sincere condolences.

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