Leroy "Lee" A. Sena of Buena Park, Calif. passed away on Dec. 18, 2012 at the age of 71.
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He was born to the late Joe T. and Emma Sena on Sept. 15, 1941.
Leroy graduated from West Las Vegas High School in 1959. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1959 until 1962 when he was honorably discharged. Leroy retired from GTE where he had an accomplished teaching career. Lee was also a motivational speaker and a gifted artist.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sister-in-law, Elsie Sena and brother-in-law, Luis Martinez.
Survivors are his daughters, Christina Trapasso of Long Beach, Calif., JoAnna Goggans and husband Jon of Muscle Shoals, Ala. and Jeannie Norton and husband Mike of San Dimas, Calif.; brothers, Nick (Joe) Sena (Cathy) of La Palma, Calif., Robert "Butch" Sena (Stephanie) of Albuquerque, Donato (Frank) Sena (Maria Luisa) of Las Vegas and Cecil Sena of Santa Fe; sister, Anna Martinez, Marcella Connone (Tony) and Josephine Sena-Guterrez; grandchildren: Miranda, Mia, Joshua, Gwendolyn, KayLee, Cash and Ruby, and many nieces and nephews.
Cremains will be laid to rest at the Santa Fe National Cemetery in the spring.
Published in Las Vegas Optic on Mar. 18, 2013