Chester (Chet) Sydney Leroy

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Full Name
Chester (Chet) Sydney Leroy

Date of Birth
Saturday, February 15th, 1930

Date of Death
Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Obituary/Notice

Chester (Chet) Sydney Leroy, 89, of Erie, passed away Thursday morning, June 6, 2019.

He was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 15, 1930, the son of the late Jannette and Chester S. Leroy, Sr.                                                                                                                              

Chet grew up in the Chicago area and later relocated to Columbus, Ohio, where he met the love of his life, Marlene Radzek, whom he married in 1955.  He was an Air Force Veteran from the Korean Conflict, serving from 1951 to 1955 when he was honorably discharged. 

Chet worked different jobs including postal worker and pilot, ultimately retiring from General Electric in Erie. He had been an avid hunter and fisherman.  Chet had a great passion for flying and worked for Erie Airways as a private pilot and flight instructor, often taking his four children with him when there was room on the flights.  His other passion was model railroading.

Chet was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Marlene on December 27, 2013; his daughter, Doreen Mennecke on February 26, 2013 and his brother Richard Leroy of Chicago.

He is survived by his remaining children, Neil (Jann) Leroy of Erie, Marsha (Lyle) Holland of Westfield, New York and Nancy Drake of Xenia, Ohio. He is further survived by his grandchildren, Joel, Nathan and Bradley Leroy; Gordon, Rachel, and Jacob Jaynes; Amanda Beach; Nicole Finney; Heather Estes; Noah Drake; Peter Barko and Nicholas and Natalie Mennecke. Also surviving are several great-grandchildren. 

Friends may call at the Burton Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 602 West 10th Street, on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the time of service there at 12 p.m.

Burial will be in C.B.S. Cemetery.


Calling Hours

When
Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Address
Burton Funeral Home and Crematory Inc – Downtown/West Bayfront District - 602 West 10th Street Erie, PA 16502

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Service Information

When
Tuesday, June 11th, 2019, 12:00 PM

Address
Burton Funeral Home and Crematory Inc – Downtown/West Bayfront District - 602 West 10th Street Erie, PA 16502

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On-Call 24 hours Business Office: 602 W 10th Street, Erie, PA 16502