LeRoy C. Fort, age 77, of Sinking Springs, PA, passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017 at StoneRidge Poplar Run, Myerstown, PA. He was the husband of Patricia (Ludwig) Fort with whom he shared 57 years of marriage.
Born in Norristown, PA, he was a son of the late Leonard and Florence (Boorse) Fort. He served in the U.S. Navy.
In earlier years, LeRoy worked as a painter and wall paper hanger. He then joined the I.B.E.W. #380/98 and worked many years as an electrician.
He was an avid pool player and participated in various leagues in the greater Pottstown area, including the Orioles. LeRoy hunted deer and small game. He enjoyed camping and over the years, training and caring for his dogs. He was also a member of the West End Fire Company.
Surviving in addition to his wife are:
One Son – Thomas Fort and his wife Michele of Harvard, MA
One Daughter – Christine, wife of Leroy Hetrick of Pottstown, PA
Two Brothers – Leonard Fort and his wife Sandra of Birdsboro, PA
Preston Fort of Fayetteville, NC
Three Grandchildren – Stephanie, wife of Timothy Spollen, Kelsey and Duncan Fort
Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant brother, John and sister Alberta Greaves.
A life celebration funeral will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at the Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, Inc. 955 N. Charlotte Street, Pottstown, PA Rev. Lenn Zeller will officiate. Entombment will follow in Highland Memorial Park Mausoleum. Friends will be received from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.houckgofusfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to StoneRidge Poplar Run (Activities Dept.) 440 E. Lincoln Ave., Myerstown, PA 17067 and St. Paul’s Church, 653 Glasgow Street, Stowe, PA 19464.