Taken in the late 1930's, Roy (then an accomplished gymnast) held me on his shoulders in his front yard. Our aunt and uncle were on the left.
Roy and his friend from the University of Chicago, Al Hibbs (later to become "the voice of Apollo" for NASA), won against the odds in the casinos of Reno and Las Vegas, making the pages of Life magazine. They used the proceeds to buy a sailboat in which they sailed to Central America to study tropical diseases.
Roy became the physician team member of Biosphere II in Arizona in the early 1990's.
With his daughter Lisa, Roy authored a book on nutrition, in addition to the several watershed books on maximum life extension, and nseveral hundred medical journal articles in the field of gerontology.
Dr. Roy L. Walford died on April 27, 2004 at age 79 of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, at U.C.L.A. Santa Monica Hospital.
Links to various websites relating to|
my cousin, Roy Lee Walford
Roy's own site