Winston Robert LeRoy

August 13, 1925 - September 14, 2016
Winston Robert LeRoy

Winston Robert LeRoy, age 91, passed away on September 14, 2016 at his residence. He was born on August 13, 1925 in Barre, Vermont. He was a resident of Winnabow, North Carolina for the past three years.

He is survived by two daughters, Karen E. LeRoy of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Linda R. LeRoy of Cedar Key, Florida; a brother, Kenneth LeRoy of North Syracuse, New York and a sister, Florence Perrin of Barre, Vermont.

Winston was retired from the US Customs in the capacity of Customs Inspector. The places he worked for the US Customs office were Buffalo/Niagra Falls, New York, Toronto Pre-Clearance, Ontario, Canada and Derby Line, Vermont.

He was a past Master Mason of Grand Lodge in Vermont.

He served his country in the US Navy during World War II as a Signalman on board LCI.

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  • September 17, 2016
    Guy George says:
    Winston was a great friend. I knew him since I was 7 or 8. We went through grade school, high school, junior college and UVM together. He will be missed.

  • September 22, 2016
    Shelley Santos says:
    I would ask, 'Winston, how are you today?' He would answer, 'Mean, rotten and disagreeable!' I would reply, 'Oh, you're in a good mood then!' We would laugh and torture each other further with various intellectual challenges. My world is so quiet now without him, but my memories are warm and bright. I loved that big-hearted lion with all my heart and always will. Rest in peace, Winston, you made the lives of so many you knew better for your wisdom, kindness and generosity!

  • October 05, 2016
    Bill Fitch says:
    Win was my ski and baseball coach at Newport High School in 1952, 53, and 54. There are continuing great memories of those years on the teams and of his teaching in the classroom, particularly a course called "Problems of American Democracy." We need him back to teach that year again!! When our principal needed a baseball coach for the 1952 season, he called on Win, asking, "Leroy, how many players on a baseball team?" Win's reply: "Nine, I think." to which the principal replied "Good, you're the coach!!" We lost only 3 games in 3 years, the final loss, being the state championship game!! He won't be forgotten. Dave Cassidy and planned to visit him on his 91st birthday, but he had to leave town. This was a real disappointment. My best to all of the family.

  • April 05, 2017
    Ray wauhkonen says:
    My deepest condolences to Winston family and Shelley. Winston always placed a smile on people whom he knew and worked with. I'm one of his co workers at Toronto preclearance and Buffalo/ Niagara Falls ny. Winston used to make wooden toys for underprivileged children in his younger years for Christmas. I will miss him. Rest in peace my good friend.. ray. [email protected] for anyone who might want to contact me. Good night good buddy.