Roy Galloway Long died at home in Fallbrook on Jan. 18, 2013 after a prolonged battle with cancer; he was 66 years old. Roy died in the arms of Karen, his wife of 33 years. He was born in Lynwood, Calif. and raised in Fullerton. He had been a Fallbrook resident for over 25 years.
Roy served as an Army medic from 1967 to 1969. In 1975, he graduated from the UCSF School of Pharmacy as a Doctor of Pharmacy. He enthusiastically loved his profession. In 1978, he founded RxRelief, a staffing agency for pharmacists. His company, the first in San Diego, expanded nationally before being sold in 1997.
Roy was the owner of two pharmacies in his career, Value Drug in San Diego and Bonsall Pharmacy in the River Village Center, Bonsall. He last worked at the Indian Health Council Clinic in Pauma Valley.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Long of Fallbrook; his sister, Sue Olson of Winchester, Calif. and brother David Long of Issaquah, Wash. His parents, Maurice Long and Dorothy Galloway Long preceded him in death.
Roy was cherished deeply by his family and friends. He will be missed every day. Arrangements are being made by Eternal Hills in Oceanside. A remembrance service will be held there on Feb. 8, 2013.