Roy Oscar Houff Jr.

Roy Oscar Houff Jr., 81, formerly of Hinsdale, passed away Sept. 14, 2023.

He was born in 1941 to Roy Houff Sr. and Alice Houff.

Roy was a devoted husband to Susan Houff, and together they recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, a testament to their enduring love and commitment to one another.

As a resident of both Scottsdale, Ariz., and Hinsdale, Roy was a visionary entrepreneur who made a significant impact in the floral industry. In 1977, he founded The Roy Houff Co., a wholesale florist that grew to become a nationwide company serving florists and grocery stores. His dedication, hard work and innovative spirit were the driving forces behind the success of his business.

Roy was not only a man of great business acumen but also possessed a unique fashion sense that was admired by many. His impeccable style was characterized by his dapper attire and an innate ability to effortlessly combine classic elegance with a modern twist. Whether he was attending a business meeting or social gathering, Roy's fashion choices were always a reflection of his refined taste and attention to detail.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Roy had a passion for cars and golf. He was a member of prestigious golf clubs, including Whisper Rock, Butler National and Desert Highlands and a past member of Ruth Lake Country Club. Among his favorite memories were the moments spent with close friends and employees at Whisper Rock, where he shared his love for the game and created lasting bonds.

Roy was known for his generosity and kindness. He treated everyone he met with equal respect and had a unique ability to make people feel valued and appreciated. His infectious laughter and captivating storytelling brought joy to those around him.

He leaves behind a legacy of love and generosity that will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to know him.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Houff; his daughters, Tracy (Ray) Anderson and Jill (Miro) Vejchoda; and his grandchildren, Griffin (Samantha Agnich) Anderson, Cameron Anderson, Spencer Anderson, Carson Tabachka and Trey Tabachka.

Roy was preceded in death by his sister, Jean (Fred) Pavoggi.

In accordance with Roy's wishes, there will be no formal services. Instead, his family invites all who knew him to remember and celebrate his life in their own special way.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to Hospice of the Valley at