LeRoy G. Lamont, 86, a longtime resident of North Lehigh Gorge Drive, Weatherly, passed away Tuesday in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton.
LeRoy recently resided as a guest of Heritage Hill Senior Living Center, Weatherly.
Born Friday, July 19, 1935, in Shickshinny, he was the son of the late LeRoy H. Lamont and Arline (Heiselberg) Lamont.
LeRoy was predeceased by his wife, Dolores A. (Crynock) Lamont, on Sept. 24, 2013.
A standout athlete, LeRoy was a star basketball player for Weatherly High School, graduating in 1953. LeRoy continued his love of basketball, playing in numerous local basketball leagues, Tung-Sol Hazleton League and the Industrial League. LeRoy was proud to have played alongside the great Frank Romano.
LeRoy worked as a Pattern Maker for the Weatherly Foundry, retiring in 1995 after working for 35 years. LeRoy enjoyed woodworking and morning breakfast out with friends. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Weatherly.
Nieces and nephews survive LeRoy.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Philip J. Jeffries Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 211 First St., Weatherly.
A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Interment will be held immediately following in Union Cemetery, Weatherly.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.griffithsfuneralhomes .com.