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James R. LeRose

December 17, 1932 - October 25, 2021

U.S. Veteran

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James R. LeRose, age 88 and a lifelong resident of Old Forge, passed away Monday at home with his daughter and partner Dutchy Le Rose
Born on December 17, 1932, and son of the late Salvatore and Frances (Scavo) LeRose, James was a graduate of Old Forge High School, Class of 1952. A proud U.S. Veteran, he served in the Army during the Korean War prior to his honorable discharge from service. For 26 years he worked as manager for the former A&P Markets afterwards for Gibbles Foods and up to 2018 drove for Krise Transportation.
He is survived by his daughter Sheilah LeRose, Dutchy, many nieces and nephews and his sister in law Marie Christian.
Dr. Ken Sebastianelli and the team at Prime Med provided good care and follow up with specialists.
The last of nine siblings, he was also preceded in death by six sisters, Carmella Sosslau, Phyllis Alfis, Mary Palmiere, Jenny Jones, Helen Pehanick and Anita Emilianovitz; and brothers, Samuel and Joseph LeRose.
Private arrangements as directed by James are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge.