Melanie O. Leroy Ph.D.

Melanie O. Leroy PhD of West Chester Melanie O. Leroy, PhD, 58, of West Chester, died Monday, June 17, 2013, at home, of pancreatic cancer. She was the wife of Edward J. Leroy, with whom she shared 37 years of marriage. Born in Gettysburg, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Geraldine Hess Oyler. She was a graduate of the Chester County Hospital School of Nursing and was a nursing instructor at Delaware County Community College. Melanie pursued a life-long passion for learning. She graduated with a bachelor's degree from Immaculata College in 1988. Melanie then received her Master's degree in 1990 from Widener University. In 1998 she received her Nurse Practitioner Post Graduate Certificate from the Univer-sity of Delaware. In 2008 she attained her doctorate from Widener University. She was a member of Faith Community Baptist Church in Downingtown. She loved traveling to Williamsburg Virginia, where she and her husband were planning to retire. In addition to her husband, Melanie is survived by a brother, Stacey Oyler (Debbie) of Latrobe, Pa. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 21st at the Bible Baptist Church of West Chester, 1237 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380, where family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evening June 20th and from 9:30 to10 a.m. on day of the service. Interment will be in the Honey Brook Methodist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution in Melanie's name may be made to the Maryland Bichon Frise Rescue, 13400 Valley Drive, Rockville, MD 20850; or to the Faith Community Baptist Church, PO Box 258, Downingtown, PA 19335. Arrangements are being handled by the Founds Funeral Home, Inc., West Chester, 610-696-0134. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.

Funeral Home

Founds Funeral Home Inc
229 S High St West Chester, PA 19382
(610) 696-0134
Published in The Daily Local on June 18, 2013