Leroy T. Sylvania, 87, of Unity Township, passed away Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. He was born on July 16, 1934, in Sewickley, a son of the late Armundo and Edna (Muffley) Sylvania. Leroy left high school at a young age to join the Navy. Upon joining the Navy, he became a Corpsman and was attached to the Marine Corps in Korea. Prior to his retirement, he was a freight checker for Helms Express. He was involved in many clubs and committees within his community, including the Democratic Club, charitable committees at Monsour Hospital and served as the trustee for Teamsters Local 30 in Jeannette. He was the first president of the Citizens Concerned with Poverty. Along with his late wife, Lucille (Freger) Sylvania, he was the owner of the former Villagio Italian Store of East McKeesport. Post retirement, he was very active in Christopher's Pizza, which is the Sylvania family-owned business. Leroy was a family man. He enjoyed being around his children and grandchildren and was grateful to always be so close to them as he lived next door to his two sons. In addition to his parents and his wife, Leroy was preceded in death by his siblings, Louis, Laree and Herman. He is survived by his sons, Vincent Sylvania and Christopher Sylvania and his wife, Michelle; his grandchildren, Maria Sylvania, Santino Sylvania (fiance Elizabeth), Marco Sylvania (Julie), Candida Sylvania (fiance Jason Bonner), Carmen Sylvania (Mollie) and Christopher and Gabrielle Sylvania; his great-grandchildren, Luca W. Sylvania, Capri Bonner, and Camilla and Salvatore Sylvania; his brother, Jack Sylvania (the late Phyllis); and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, at the HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe, PA 15650. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, in the funeral home chapel. Full military honors accorded by VFW Post No. 33 will immediately follow the service in the chapel. Private interment will take place in St. Michael's of the Valley Cemetery, Rector. To post an online condolence, please visit www.hartman-grazianofuneralhome.com
Published by Tribune Review from Dec. 6 to Dec. 8, 2021.