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LeRoy Crist

Born: Tue., Jan. 26, 1926
Died: Thu., Mar. 29, 2018


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Apr. 02, 2018
Location: LaRobardiere
Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Apr. 03, 2018
Location: LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc.

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     LeRoy Crist, 92, formerly of Camden, NY passed away on March 29, 2018 at the home of his son and daughter in law, Ron & Barb Crist where he lived for the past 2 ½ years. LeRoy was born on January 26, 1926, a son of Barney & Mildred Caryl Crist. Although he traveled all over the world, he was born and died on the same Crist land in the Town of Vienna. LeRoy served with the U.S. Navy from 1943-1963 and was discharged as Chief Petty Officer served on board the U.S.S. Carriers; Ticonderoga, Valley Forge, Boxer, Phillipine Sea and Kearsarge. He then served with the active reserves until 1973. On November 5, 1949 he married the former Barbara Card in Camden, NY, she passed away on April 16, 1993. Leroy retired from the Camden Wire Co., in 1983 after 20 years of service as a machinist. LeRoy enjoyed his daily patrols of 46 Corners which earned him the unofficial title, “Sherriff of 46.” In his later years he enjoyed going for rides with Ron & Barb looking for deer, turkey, eagles or whatever the day would bring.

     Surviving are a son Ronald & Barb Crist, Blossvale, NY, 10 nieces & nephews and a special friend Arlene Forward, who enjoys the outdoors as much as LeRoy did. Besides his wife, he was predeceased by a brother, Caryl & Norma Crist, a brother in law, Jack Card, a sister in law, Dorothy Sawyer Brostek.

     Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., Camden, NY. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Monday from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at the funeral home, 109 Main Street. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Arthur S. Moran American Legion or Lt. Victor Giles V.F.W.., Camden, NY.  You may view obituary and send a message of condolence online at www.larobardierefuneralhome.com

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Alfreda Buckingham
   Posted Thu March 29, 2018
Barb & Ron
I am sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers.

Ron & Kathy Poulin
   Posted Thu March 29, 2018
So sorry to hear of LeRoy’s passing. One of the nicest gentleman i’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing in Camden. Loved to talk to him about his travels to Refield to see the Eagles!
He will be missed! Thoughts and prayers to you, Barb & Ron and family.

Laird Petrie
   Posted Thu March 29, 2018
Ron & Barb
I have so many fond memories of “the sailor” that will stay with me forever. Times at camp, his homemade chili that made my face sweat and his unique sense of humor and warm, friendly nature. In the days to come I will surely mourn his death but I will also join with you as we celebrate a life well lived. MY thoughts and prayers are with you.

Margaret (Liddy) Dow
   Posted Fri March 30, 2018
Ron and Barb.

I'm so sorry to hear of LeRoy's passing. Jerry and I spent many, many good times in the "46 corners area" with him. It seems like there is not too many of us 46 old timers left. But we have our good memories. My prayers and blessing are with the both of you at this time.

Dale and Connie Riesterer
   Posted Fri March 30, 2018
Barb and Ron, So sorry to hear of Leroy' s passing. He was such a gentleman and will be greatly missed.
You're in our thoughts and prayers. Connie and Dale

Cindy Arquette
   Posted Fri March 30, 2018
Ron and Barb- I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your Dad. He was such a nice man. Losing your Dad is losing your hero, regardless of how old we are. You have a lifetime of wonderful memories, and his last years you were together every day. You two are his legacy, and I'm sure that made him very happy. You're in my prayers. Love you.

Darrell Van Pelt
   Posted Sun April 01, 2018
One of the nicest guys I have ever met. Seen him at the VFW and Legion many times drinking a soda and was a pleasure to talk to. World needs more like Leroy.

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