LeRoy E. Black, Jefferson Twp., passed away Saturday morning in the VNA Hospice Inpatient Unit at the Geisinger Community Medical Center after an illness.
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Born in Kansas City, Kan., son of Ruth Frisbie Black of Scranton and the late Edward Black, he attended the Cortez United Methodist Church. He was employed by Barton Ceilings Co. in the drywall construction industry.
Surviving are a daughter, Christine Peter and husband, Joseph, Lake Ariel; a son, Charles Catania and wife, Sue, Blakely; brothers, Larry Black and wife, Judith; and Gary Black and wife, Marianne, all of Jefferson Twp.; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the James Wilson Funeral Home, 143 Gravity Road, Lake Ariel, by the Rev. Art Yetter, pastor of the Cortez United Methodist Church.
Friends may call Tuesday from 4 p.m. until the service.Cremation will follow in the Lake Region Crematory at the James Wilson Funeral Home.
The family encourages memorial contributions be made to the Veterans Home Association of Cortez, c/o Larry Black, 837 Cortez Road, Jefferson Twp., PA 18436.
For directions, to share a memory or leave an online condolence, visit www.james
James H Wilson Funeral Home Inc
143 Gravity Road Lake Ariel, PA 18436
Published in Scranton Times on May 4, 2014