LeRoy Francis Elliott Sr., 89, of Ulster, Pa. passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at his home following declining health.
LeRoy was born in Forksville, Pa. on June 12, 1924, the son of Oliver Ernest Elliott and Grace Norris Elliott. He attended school at Orwell, Pa. and in his youth worked on the family farm as well as other area farms. LeRoy was a veteran of World War II
having served in the U.S. Army
. He was employed by Sylvania Electric in Towanda for 36 years until his retirement. LeRoy was a member of the Ulster United Methodist Church and Towanda American Legion Post No. 42. He enjoyed camping, caring for his property, repairing clocks and bicycles and working word search puzzles.
Surviving are his wife, Emily Shaw Elliott, whom he married on March 1, 2008; children, Susan Elliott of Williamsport, Shirley Raisch and husband Jeffery of Williamsport, LeRoy F. Elliott Jr. of Monroeton, Lydia Murphy and husband William of Towanda; grandchildren, Philip, Kirk and Amy Cook, Michael White, Samuel Raisch, Frances Easley, Laura McIntyre, Samantha Smith; 11 grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; step children, Eloise Gallagher and husband William of Raleigh, N.C., LeRoy Vernon and wife Peg of Rome; several step grandchildren; step great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Lynn Oliver Elliott; granddaughter, Stacy Sue Cook; grandson, Lance Allen Raisch; great-grandson, Bryan Easley; and sisters, Iona, Rhena and Leona.
The funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with Pastor James P. Rouse of the Ulster United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Ulster United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 345, Ulster, PA 18850 in LeRoy Francis Elliott Sr.'s memory. Memories and condolences may be expressed by visiting www.bowenfuneralhomes.com