L. LeRoy Wasserzug, loving and beloved husband, father, grandfather, father-in-law and friend died Tuesday, February 11, 2014. He was 86. LeRoy was born in Mount Vernon, NY and grew up in the Bronx. He graduated early from DeWitt Clinton High School to enlist in the Army in World War II. After the war, LeRoy graduated from Hunter College, where he met his future wife, Isabel. He was married to his beloved Isabel for 53 years until she died in 2004. LeRoy had a quick wit and an always gentle sense of humor. He had a lifelong, insatiable thirst for learning, along with a love of books and reading. Even though he grew up in the city, LeRoy became an avid and accomplished gardener, providing Isabel with an abundance of flowers for arrangements in their home. LeRoy was very present in the lives of his grandchildren and had a strong bond with them. They shared many great adventures. They could do no wrong in his eyes and brought him much joy. LeRoy is survived by his three daughters and sons-in-law: Cathie and George Geary of Rocky Hill, Jane and Larry DiSciacca of West Simsbury, and Heidi and Frank Lane of Wethersfield. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Rebecca DiSciacca and Kevin Johnson of Hartford, Jack DiSciacca and Renee Sher of Redwood City, CA. LeRoy also leaves many dear and loyal friends.
Funeral services will be Friday, 11 a.m. at Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation-Emek Shalom, 55 Bushy Hill Road, Simsbury with interment at the FVJC-Emek Shalom Cemetery, Avon. Afterward, there will be a gathering of family and friends at 10 Huckleberry Lane, West Simsbury. For further information, directions, or to sign the guest book for LeRoy, please go to www.weinsteinmortuary.com/funerals.cfm.