Uncle Roy passed away in 2000, and we were notified. I'm sure it was just because HIS family didn't really know us. Because that link was now gone, we really didn't keep up with his family. I feel bad about that now, because I want to make sure they are ok.
The Markey family has deep roots in New Orleans. Markey Park is named after the family, and Roy was very involved in the Irish parades - even acting as the Grand Marshall for several St. Patrick's day parades in downtown. Roy owned a bar called 'Markey's Bar'. It was a GREAT little place, with pool tables and lots of locals. He didn't let Aunt Sunny go in, because he didn't think it was proper for women to hang out in the bars, but he did take me in there one time (What? Am I not a woman? Or just of a different generation?) to have a few drinks. Roy and Sunny had done a lot of work to their home, just behind the bar at 700 Royal Street. It was a beautiful long home, with large wooden shutters. The bar has a lot of history and had been around FOREVER! Once Roy passed on, Roy Jr. took over the place. My assumption was he also took over Roy's house.
I hope I can find out information about Roy Jr. I've posted requests in some of the survivor databases for information. The only numbers I have for the house and the bar are the actual New Orleans numbers. Hmmm. Guess THEY won't work. Even if I don't find out about them, I certainly pray all is well with them.