Garrett Fisher LeRoy
Garrett Fisher LeRoy, 81, of Green Valley, Ariz., passed away Saturday, August 8, 2009 at home due to complications from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.”
He leaves his beloved wife of 55 years, Margaret Louise Zalma Wilding LeRoy; his daughter and son-in-law, Marie LeRoy and Bob Swendrzynski; son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter, Paul, Toi, and Melissa LeRoy; and son, daughter-in-law, grandsons and granddaughter, Peter, Susie, Andrew, Michael and Sarah Michel LeRoy. Garrett was preceded into heaven by his brother Marvin LeRoy.
Born in Sullivan County, NY, and raised in Liberty, NY, the son of Gardner and Hazel Fisher LeRoy, Garrett was a long-time resident of Auburn, NY, and lived in North Canton, Ohio, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, before settling in Green Valley, Arizona in 1997.
In his early years, Garrett LeRoy liked to work on his uncle’s dairy farm, hunt, and play guitar. After graduating from Liberty High School in 1946, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Clarkson College of Technology in Potsdam, NY, in 1950. Following graduation, he served two years of active duty with the Army Corps of Engineers in Korea. He met his wife, Margaret Wilding, while stationed at Fort Belvoir, VA, six weeks before leaving for the Korean War. They were married in 1954 in Forest Glen, MD.
After serving with the Army, Garrett worked as a construction and estimating engineer and manager, completing projects in Washington, DC, Connecticut, Ontario, Canada, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. He was employed for many years by the Wikstrom and the S.J. Groves construction companies.
Mr. LeRoy loved to hunt deer with his cousins, square dance and travel with his wife, play cards with his friends and family, and had a passion for traveling and watching his children participate in drum corps music competitions.
On Sunday, September 13, 2009, the 10 a.m. service at St. Francis of the Valley Episcopal Church and reception in the parish hall following the service, will be dedicated to Garrett LeRoy.
Memorial contributions can be made to MDA/ALS Division, 310 S. Williams Blvd. #222, Tucson, AZ 85711, (520)795-3434.
Linda S.Q. Barry
Linda S.Q. Barry, 47, of Rome, NY, died Sunday, August 16, 2009 at Rome Memorial Hospital with her family by her side. She was born August 10, 1962, in Sacramento, Calif., the daughter of Harold J. and Norma R. Yommer Quail. She graduated from Rome Free Academy in 1980 and attended Wilma Boyd Career School in Pittsburgh, Pa. for training in airline and travel industries. On December 21, 1985, she married Mark L. Barry in Liberty, NY. She had been employed at J.C. Penney’s, Rome.
She is survived by her husband, Mark; one daughter, Alyssa K. Barry, and two sons and a daughter-in-law, Mark L. Barry Jr. and his wife, Nicole, and Matthew J. Barry, all of Rome; two brothers, Joseph A. Quail, Rome, and Brian L. and Rebecca Quail, Glenville, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.
Linda was well-known as “Mama Bear.”
The entire family would like to thank Linda’s doctors, Dr. Butala, Dr. Contonea, and Dr. Bulawa, and their staff and the staff of Rome Memorial Hospital for their wonderful care, support and understanding.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Prince-Boyd & Hyatt Home for Funerals, Inc., 210 W. Court St., Rome, with the Rev. Alan G. Howe officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the home for funerals, Tuesday from 3-7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.