Leroy Foor, 88, Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, died Saturday at Altoona Regional.
He was born in Bedford County, son of the late Chester T. and Martha V. (Gilbert) Foor. He married Rebecca Moore on Nov. 15, 1946, in Hagerstown, Md.
Surviving are his wife of 65 years; three children: Deborah F. Jeffco of Altoona, Thomas C. and wife, Nancy, of Alexandria, Va., and Michele L. Smithmyer and husband, Charles, of Altoona; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Charlotte I. Foor; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Daniel L.; and eight siblings: Violet, Frank, Margaret, Daniel, Bessie, Hazel, Jeremiah and William.
Leroy was a 1942 graduate of Altoona High School. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII, when he participated in the air offenses in Normandy and the Ardennes, northern France. He retired as a driver's helper from Lafferty Trucking after 32 years of service.
Leroy enjoyed traveling and was an avid sports fan, playing baseball in the Eldorado City League for many years, as well as having played for the base at which he was stationed while serving in the Army. He also played softball in various church leagues around the city. He was a life member of the Bavarian Aid Society and a past member of the Juniata VFW.
Friends will be received from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata. Inurnment will be at Grandview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Miracle League of Blair County, P.O. Box 1091, Altoona, PA 16603.