FRANK L. LEROY
After one year of law at Duke University, he transferred to Colgate University, where he received his bachelor's degree in geology, cum laude, in 1935. He was a member of the infamous 1932 football squad which was "unbeaten, untied, unscored-upon, and uninvited" (to any bowl games!). He was a dedicated brother of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, and in later years served as a mentor to generations of brothers. He was an assistant instructor at Cornell University, in Ithaca, NY, where he received his master's degree in 1938, and went to work for Socony Vacuum Oil Company in Venezuela.
Frank married the love of his life, Jean Anne Fraser, also of New Hartford, in December, 1947. Together they raised five children. In 1965, he retired from the Colombian Petroleum Company in Bogota, Colombia, SA, after having served for many years as vice president and general manager. He moved his family to Hamilton, NY where he served as general manager of the American Management Association, and chairman of the Madison County Planning Board, for several years.
He was an exemplary man who influenced everyone he met: his fellow students, newly arrived Peace Corps volunteers in Bogota, his employees and co-workers in both public and private sectors, but most especially his family and friends. We already miss him, but he is alive in each of us who knew him personally, and in the legacy of genuine civility, compassion and caring that he shared with everyone he met.
He was a poet and a scholar, an avid outdoorsman and fisherman. To him nothing beat catching a 5-gallon bucket of white perch out of Chesuncook Lake, or patiently casting a fly to catch brook trout for breakfast in the Adirondacks.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jean LeRoy and daughter, Laura Burch of Monson; son, Tom LeRoy of Earlville, NY; son, Larry LeRoy of Monson; son Bob LeRoy of Montville; daughter Barbara Jones of Edisto Island, SC; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; his sister, Louise Shartzer of Saratoga Springs, NY; and several nieces and nephews. The family will have a private burial service in the Chesuncook Village Cemetery.
Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.
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