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In Memory

Leonard J. Roxey

Leonard J. Roxey

Deceased July 23, 1970, Esslinger, Germany.

Leonard J. Roxey, (Len), Spec. 4. Late residence 20000 Westover Ave. Rocky River. Died in Germany. Loving son of Leonard and Lila (Hoffman), dear brother of Jack and James, beloved grandson of Catherine Hoffman. Funeral mass Thursday, July 30, St. Angela Church, 30970 [sic] Lorain Ave. at 10 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Family will receive friends at Corrigan's Funeral Home, Lorain Ave. at W. 208th St., Fairview Park WEDNESDAY, 3-5 AND 7-9 P.M. Published in The Plain Dealer July 28-29, 1970.

Leonard J. Roxey. Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Angela Catholic Church, 20970 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, for Spec. 4 Leonard J. Roxey, who drowned last Thursday at Bagger Lake near Esslinger, Germany. Roxey, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard M. Roxey, 20000 Westover Avenue, Rocky River, had been in Germany since last July serving with the 94th Army Engineers Battalion. He was graduated from Rocky River High School in 1967 and joined the Army in March 1969. Published in The Plain Dealer July 28, 1970.

 
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08/26/16 12:46 PM #1    

Mark Nickels

When I was stationed in Germany (1970-71) I bumped into Len coming out of my mess hall. He was doing work on base for the day. Small world right? We talked and made arrangements to meet that weekend at the lake that where he drowned. We met went swimming and had a good afternoon.  You know Len, he had a few of his buddies and we had a wild time! It was a few weeks later when my mother wrote me asking if I knew Len from RR informing me of his drowning. It was one of those OMG moments! I was shocked and saddened of the news..RIP

 

 

 


08/26/16 04:43 PM #2    

Jill Fife (Brown)

I remember him being really good looking.  I would see him walking down the hall with his girlfriend and he always looked like the coolest guy on earth.  So sorry to see that we have lost such a great guy....................................


08/26/16 08:19 PM #3    

Dick Taylor

Minneapols, MN 8/26/16

I knew Len since I was five.  We grew up on Westover Avenue in Rocky River.  We were close friends.  I always thought that Len had charisma--a slippery but useful word.  He was funny, and he was bold, always bold.  He was kind-hearted.  And he was strong. When we wrestled, he invariably won, and you didn't want to be tackled by him in football, because he would come flying at you.  Growing up, we played baseball endlessly.  Originally, the rule of thumb was that the pitcher would lob the ball in.  I vividly remember one day when Len was the pitcher.  True to Len, he suddenly announced he was damn sick of lobbing, and he started firing the ball across the plate.  It was good lesson:  people aren't always going to lob you the ball.  Perhaps his audacity was his untimely undoing, but that's who he was, and I have always missed him.

Dick Taylor

 

 


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