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Leroy E. Luce, Sr. Wilton, NY – Leroy E. Luce, Sr., 84, passed away peacefully on March 31, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the late Elwin L. Luce & Jennie Luce Siano. Loving his predeceased wife Edith Van Dorn Luce since the age of 13, they spent 62 years of marriage in each other's arms. It was by example, Roy taught his entire family the meaning of devotion, commitment, and love; caring tirelessly and endlessly for the love of his life. He was also predeceased by his sister Rosemarie, his brother Leonard, his step-father Ralph Siano, Sr., his brothers-in-law Charles & William Van Dorn. Roy is survived by his children, Judith (Don) Blunk, Leroy (Susan) Luce, Jr., Charles (Patricia) Luce & Nancy (Lyle) Couvillon, his brother Ralph (Eileen) Siano, his sister-in-law Marge Van Dorn, by his grandchildren Jodi (Ken) Carner, Jill (Jim) Norton, Jami (Ron) Deuel, Brent Cline, Jason & Sarah Couvillon, Meghan & Erica Luce, Skyler & Sydney Luce, his great-grandchildren Alicia & Adam Norton, Christopher, Michael & Alisa Deuel, and Tigre Lily Carner. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and close family. He will also be missed by his beloved dog, Kati, who was always by his side. Roy proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII from 1945 to 1949 and was stationed in San Francisco, Guam & Pearl Harbor. Upon leaving the Navy, Roy began his career with Stewart's Ice Cream at the original Church Street store. He retired as plant manager of the distribution center after 37 years of service where he formed a life-long, endearing friendship with Brad Dake who is a dear friend to the entire family. Spending all 84 years of his life in the city of Saratoga Springs Roy had a genuine love for the horses. From his earliest years walking them from the train to the track to his last years watching them train on the Oklahoma track he had an incredible appreciation for the horses and their surroundings. He was a man of strength, honor, and sacrifice. Managing to be present for the birth of all 16 of his grandchildren and great grandchildren, Roy put his family before everything. He spent his years in retirement enjoying many breakfast, lunch, and dinner dates with all four of his children, his brother, and their families. He put a smile on the faces of those who knew him with a witty sense of humor and a kind heart. Relatives and friends may call from 3-5 on Friday April 5, 2013 at the Tunison Funeral Home, 105 Lake Ave. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. A memorial service will be held at 5pm at the funeral home and a continued celebration of his life will be at the VFW Post 420, 190 Excelsior Ave. Saratoga Springs, NY immediately following his services. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. The family would also like to thank Dr. Roland Phillips (Saratoga Cardiology) and his staff for the continued care they provided over the past 26 years. Roy thought of Dr. Phillips as not just his doctor, but his friend. Memorial donations may be made to the 440 New Karner Rd, Albany, NY 12205; Community Hospice of Saratoga Springs, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or to the VFW Post 420, 190 Excelsior Ave. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

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Published in The Saratogian on Apr. 2, 2013
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