Dr. Roy Arnold Darke, a Salt Lake psychiatrist, died at home Dec. 2, 1990. He was 76.

During his career, Dr. Darke was an associate professor of clinical psychiatry at the University of Utah School of Medicine and served on the staffs of LDS and Holy Cross hospitals. He served as a consultant to the Veterans Administration Hospital, to the Dugway Proving Ground Hospital, the Children's Society of Utah, the Family Service Society and the Utah Tuberculosis Hospital.He was a staff member at St. Mark's Hospital and established the first psychiatric unit in a Salt Lake general hospital in 1954.

Before graduating from medical school, Dr. Darke worked as a social worker for Salt Lake County, taught school and was a school psychologist in Salt Lake public schools.

After obtaining his undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of Utah, Dr. Darke received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

He served as a medical officer in the U.S. Public Health Service during World War II.

Dr. Darke was a member of the Chesapeake Duck Club for more than 30 years and collected Meissen porcelain.

The funeral is scheduled for noon Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple. Friends may call Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and one hour before services.