LeRoy O. Segura

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LeRoy Orlando Segura, of Warren, Mich., passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2018, at the age of 75.
He is survived by his daughter, Elvira L. Markle and husband Matthew, and his daughter Rosemary White and husband Vincent. He is also survived by his granddaughter, Julia Markle; his brothers, James and George Segura and numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces.
LeRoy was born in 1942 in Las Vegas, N.M. He graduated from New Mexico Highlands University, where he met his beloved wife, Anna, whom he married in 1968 while AWOL from the Army.
After completion of his tour of duty, with a medal of commendation for valor, LeRoy moved his family to Detroit in 1972. He taught in multiple school settings, eventually settling in Amelia Earhart Middle School, where he taught math.
While not a Detroit native, LeRoy loved his new home. He delighted in Jazz and Motown, cruising the wide city boulevards, sailing, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and all of the amenities of his city - including the challenges of urban life.
Despite his outwardly gruff demeanor and caustic witt, LeRoy was a kind and generous man. He was as apt to help strangers as his neighbors.
LeRoy spent much of his free time exploring and photographing multiple areas throughout Michigan with his family and opened his home several times to foreign-exchange students. Together with Anna, LeRoy helped them to thrive in their challenges of learning English.
Throughout the years, many former students let him know the positive influence he had on their lives. LeRoy's friends and neighbors knew that his help was only a phone call away.
LeRoy was never a formal or fancy man, but decorum and propriety marked his life. He enjoyed hosting the many house parties filled with friends and laughter over the years, and passed the value of hospitality on to his daughters.
He loved his Tiger, Lion, and Piston sports teams as much as he loved politics, art, music, and mathematical order. He was a true gentleman and he is missed.
Published in Las Vegas Optic on June 9, 2018