Leroy Black, 93, Claysburg, passed away Monday at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona.
He was born in Klahr, son of the late John and Bessie (Boyer) Black. He married Verneda Eicher on July 27, 1940, in Front Royal, Va., and she passed away Sept. 8, 1999.
Surviving are a daughter, Bessie Dively of Claysburg; three sons: Benny of Hollidaysburg, Bob of Claysburg and Tim of Duncansville; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two granddaughters: Mindy Russell and Kimberly Black; a great-grandson, Johnathan Russell; four brothers: William, Rollin, Robert and Dorsey; and four sisters: Vergie McDonald, Grace Allison, Mary Dively and Mabel Weyant.
Leroy served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and retired as a brakeman/conductor from Conrail in 1981 after 42 years of service with the railroad. He was a lifetime member of Lower Claar Church of the Brethren, where he served as deacon for many years, and was a member of the Claysburg American Legion.
Leroy was a founding member of the Railroaders Paradise Hunting Camp, Potter County, and he enjoyed hunting, gardening, traveling, camping and spending time in Florida.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2013, at Leslie-Miller Funeral Home, Claysburg. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Lower Claar Church of the Brethren, Pastor John Winesickle officiating. Interment will be at Lower Claar Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to his church.
Leroy Black, 93, Claysburg, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013, at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date. Arrangements are by Leslie-Miller Funeral Home, Claysburg.