LeRoy A. Walden Sr. age 95 of Garnerville, New York, Passed away on Thursday May 7, 2020 while residing at the Joe Raso Hospice Center in New City, New York.
He was born on January 5, 1925 in Ozone Park, Queens New York to the late Domenica (Mary Puglisi)& Edward Francis Walden.
LeRoy A. Walden Sr. attended and Graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in Cambria Heights, Queens. He enlisted in the Army after high school for World War II. He was a Combat Infantryman Radioman in the Battle of The Bulge for which he received the Combat Infantryman badge. He was awarded a bronze star and the medal of Efficiency Honor & Fidelity. LeRoy also earned the American Campaign and the European African Middle East campaign medal. He also received the Army of Occupation Medal-Germany.
LeRoy A. Walden Sr. worked for Western Electric for 40 years as an installer who framed and wired the telephone buildings.
LeRoy was a devout Christian and a long standing member of St. Gregory Barbarigo Church in Garnerville, New York. LeRoy was also a Lifetime member of the Elks club in Haverstraw; He was a Chaplain and member of the Executive Board for 27 years of the American Legion Leo Ladders 130 of Thiells. He was also an active community member in the Haverstraw and West Haverstraw Senior Programs.
Some of the many things LeRoy enjoyed were: Hunting, Turkey Shoots, bowling, gatherings with his friends and family. He loved music and dancing, traveling, cruising, and spending time up at the “REDGO” Cabin in Belleayre Mountains in the Catskills that was built by him and his brothers and other family and friends.
LeRoy was married to the late Dorothy Mae Judith (Washington) Walden for 63 years. LeRoy is survived by their children LeRoy A. Walden Jr. and his wife Evelyn (Conklin) Walden, of Wallkill New York, Kathleen Taylor and her fiancé Frederick Dannenfelser , of Middletown New York, Teresa Wood and her husband Joseph Wood, of Godeffroy New York and Eileen Walden of Garnerville, New York. He is survived by his brothers, Edward (Bud) Francis Walden Jr. and Kenneth Thomas Walden. His grandchildren, LeRoy A. Walden III, Katrina (Katie)Walden( Berry) , Alexander ( Alex) Walden, Jared Walden, William Taylor Jr., Dana Taylor, Bryan Wood, Matthew Wood, Anna Santos, and 16 great grandchildren with one on the way, and several nieces and nephews.
LeRoy was predeceased by his brothers Donald Albert Walden and Albert Francis Walden and grandson Jason Matthew Walden.
Due to COVID-19 pandemic Burial will take place privately at the Frederick Loescher Veterans Cemetery in Spring Valley New York arranged by TJ McGowan’s Funeral Home on 71 Central Highway Garnerville, New York.
There will be a graveside memorial service at a later date.