Jan 292013

Leroy Willis, 82

Leroy D. Willis, 82, of Orange passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at his home.

Husband of the late Evelyn Wolyniec Willis, he is survived by a loving granddaughter, Colleen Schroeder of Orange.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Willis was predeceased by his daughter, Debbie Willis Schroeder, son, Wayne Willis and three brothers, Victor, William and Joseph Willis. A son of the late Liam and Alice Crossland Willis, Mr. Willis was born in New Haven on November 1, 1930.

He proudly served in the US Army, had been employed by Armstrong Rubber, Co. and owned and operated Willis Construction Company.

Friends may visit with his family on Friday, January 25th from 5-8 PM at Beecher & Bennett-Taylor, 410 Campbell Ave, West Haven.

His funeral service will take place in the funeral home Saturday at 10 am.

Interment with military honors will follow in Orange Center Cemetery.

Condolences in Mr. Willis’ memory may be made to the American Cancer Society , 38 Richards Ave, Norwalk, CT 06854 (800)227-2345.

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