Leroy E. "Roy" Atwell
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AGE: 99 • formerly of Allentown, PA
Leroy E. "Roy" Atwell, 99, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA. He was born Oct. 22, 1914, in Avoca, PA, to John and Jennie Atwell. Roy had resided in Piscataway for more than 40 years before moving to Fogelsville, PA, in 1999, and has lived in Allentown for the last three years. Roy was a graduate of Avoca High School in 1933. He worked for DuPont Chemical Co. in Newark and then for Harris Steel, South Plainfield, until his retirement in 1976. He had been a devoted and active member of the Dunellen United Methodist Church for nearly 40 years. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of WWII.
He was the husband of the late Martha "Marnie" Robinson Atwell, who died Sept. 10, 2002, and the father of the late Jane E. Mantz, who died in 2004. His family includes his 3 granddaughters, Jennifer Duarte and her partner, Timothy Roth, of Fogelsville, PA, Jessica Redington and her husband, Steve, of Allentown, PA, and Rebecca Mantz of Fogelsville, PA; 3 Great-grandchildren, Christopher and Brandon Duarte, and Allison Roth; and many nieces and nephews.
A service will be held at 9:30 A.M. on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at The Mundy Funeral Home, 142 Dunellen Ave., Dunellen. Entombment will be in Lake Nelson Memorial Park, Piscataway. Friends may visit the family on Monday from 2 to 4 P.M. and 7 to 9 P.M. at the funeral home.
Published in Courier News on Dec. 28, 2013