Leroy Frank Herz, 51, resident of Everett, went to be with our Lord September 7, 2013 after a very brave battle with cancer. He was born March 23, 1962 and grew up in the Lakewood area and attended Marysville schools. Leroy worked a variety of jobs from sawmill work to tree topping, from laying asphalt to a bouncer at Casbah's in Everett and finally finding his specialty in landscaping. He loved anything to do with the outdoors, whether it be nature watching, fishing and crabbing at Kayak Point, hiking and camping in the hills, sitting on a riverbank to hear the river's water roar to sleeping under the stars. Leroy was preceded in death by parents, Gordon and Marguerite Herz; grandparents; and niece, Melissa. He is survived by his children, Levi and Trischelle; grandchildren, Riley and Levi Jr.; siblings, Ritta, Lois, Susan (Dale), Gordon (Christy), Joy, Paul and Jeanette; his second set of parents, Jim and Trish Hanson; many nieces, nephews; and numerous friends. A celebration of life service will be held on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. in Lions Hall at Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett. A potluck reception to follow, bring your favorite dish.