LeRoy L. Everett, 76, of Newport, Perry County, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, November 9, after a nearly year-long battle with cancer.
Born October 28, 1938, in Carbon County, he was son of the late Morgan and Margaret (Frantz) Everett. After his father was killed in Germany during World War II when he was six, his mother married the late Raymond Horn of Palmerton, who raised him.
He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1960, where he met his wife, Mary Potts, when they were both stationed at Stewart AFB in New York. After leaving the military, he was a wildlife conservation officer for the Pennsylvania Game Commission and enjoyed hunting, the outdoors, the Philadelphia Eagles and above all else, spending time with his family. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in New Bloomfield and the Knights of Columbus at St. Bernard.
Leroy was a member of RLSC's thirteenth class. He devoted his entire career to the eastern Perry County district where he was much loved by the citizens he served.
Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Mary E. of Newport, whom he loved dearly; a son, Christopher, and wife, Alison, of Harrisburg; a daughter, Theresa, and husband, David Leiby, of Loysville; a daughter, Margaret (MiMi) and husband, David Crosby, of Parker, CO; three grandchildren, Joshua Leiby, Rebecca Leiby and Abigail Leiby of Loysville; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Donna Horn in Palmerton, and cousins and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 11 am at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 811 Shermans Valley Road, New Bloomfield, with the Father Robert F.
Sharman as Celebrant. Burial will be in Bloomfield Cemetery, New Bloomfield. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 7 PM to 9 PM at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Homeland Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 115, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or St. Bernard Catholic Church, 811 Shermans Valley Road, New Bloomfield, PA 17068.
Arrangements are being handled by the Nickel Funeral Home, P. O. BOX 910, Loysville, Pa. 17047.