James Paul LeRoy

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James Paul LeRoy

On June 19, 2018 Paul was surrounded by his family as he passed away after a long bout with Alzheimer’s/Dementia.

He was born on October 8, 1938 to George and Geneva LeRoy. Paul grew up in West Seattle and attended Holy Rosary Elementary then graduated from O’Dea High school in 1956.  Barbara Lewis and Paul were married in 1960. They lived in West Seattle while raising their family. He proudly served in the United States Coast Guard from 1958-62.  After military service he worked at Boeing for 33 years retiring as a Maintenance Supervisor in 1995. For fun he coached soccer, taught mountaineering and volunteered nearly 30 years for Seattle Mountain Rescue.

He worked hard and played hard.  Not only did he spend 33 years at Boeing in his down time he helped friends and family with building or remodeling their houses.  Dad always had a project going on.  He did however find time to play.  He loved water skiing, soccer, hiking, traveling, yard work, cross country skiing, walking his dogs, boating, camping, long walks on the beach and being with family and friends. The list goes on and on and oh, we have so many stories.

In 1989 he married Shirley Rose they bought a boat and moved to the beautiful home they built on Totten Inlet in Shelton where he continued volunteering, this time for Mason County Fire District 4, Mason County Search and Rescue and Mason County CISM.

He is survived by his first wife Barbara, children Barb, Paul, Katie and Andrew; step-children Kim and Kory; six grandchildren; seven nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his mother, father, brother, two sisters and second wife.

We want to express our deepest appreciation to Finn Hill Haven of Kirkland and Evergreen Hospice for their devotion and care of Paul.

In lieu of flowers Paul would have loved donations sent to:

Seattle Mountain Rescue

Mason County Fire District 4

Alzheimer’s Association

One Response to “James Paul LeRoy”

  • Peggy Cummings says:

    I volunteered with Paul in the 70’s and early 80’s with Seattle Mountain Rescue. He taught me to drive the rescue truck and we participated in numerous rescue missions. We also taught mountaineering and mountain recue skills through the Seattle Mountaineers. Paul was a dedicated volunteer, good company on the road and an excellent teacher. He was friendly, witty and always a gentleman. He made a lasting contribution to Seattle Mountain Rescue and the climbing community.

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