Leslie C. Roof, 94, WW II Veteran and Violinist, died on June 1, 2016 at his home in Mt. Arlington. He was born in Watertown, N Y in 1922.
He enlisted in the U S Army during WW II and was assigned to HQ Co., 83rd Infantry Division as a clerk / typist. His duties in the European Campaign were to keep the records of the battle casualties for which he was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service. After the war, he married Therese Reilly who died in 1973.
He graduated from St. Lawrence Univ. in 1952 with a B A in Business Administration. In 1967 he was transferred to NJ with Allied Chemical Corp with whom he spent most of his career in accounting. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna. He sang in the choir and played violin solos for Sunday Services. He also volunteered for Family Services of Morris County in the “time out” program. Besides his love of music he enjoyed golf and he was an avid N Y Rangers fan.
Les is survived by his loving wife Inge, his sons; William H and Timothy D, daughter Carol Hinks, stepchildren; Laura Busse, John Harrison, Dianna Dineen, 11 grandchildren and three great grandsons. A Memorial Service will be held on June 11, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church in Succasunna.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to the Deacon’s Fund at the First Presbyterian Church, 99 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 07876. Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264(davishepplewhitefh.com)