LeRoy Smith

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In Loving Memory of Leroy Smith

September 11, 1942 - October 29, 2023

Leroy Smith, a man whose life was a testament to love, family, and fearlessness, passed away on October 29, 2023, at the age of 81. Born on September 11, 1942, in Metuchen, New Jersey, Leroy's journey took him from the heart of New Jersey to various places, leaving a legacy of boundless generosity and a profound love for those who knew him.

Leroy spent his childhood and early adult years in Metuchen before calling Freehold, New Jersey, home for more than three decades. The last chapter of his life found him in Monroe, New Jersey, but his heart never strayed far from the places that had been a significant part of his life.

Family was the cornerstone of Leroy's life, and nothing brought him greater joy than spending time with those he loved. He had a heart of gold and was always ready to lend a helping hand. Leroy was an entrepreneur at heart, and one of his most notable businesses was his construction company, "Smith & Smith Alterations," He was also known for "Bulldogs Deli," a place that brought joy to many. He also had an antique store, which he ran alongside his beloved wife, Pat.

One of Leroy's most endearing qualities was his love for storytelling. He could captivate an entire room with his animated narratives, transporting everyone to the heart of the tale. His stories were as captivating as they were numerous, and they served as a source of inspiration and entertainment to all who had the privilege of hearing them.

Leroy had a deep appreciation for all things cowboy, which reflected his fearless spirit. In his early days, he worked for the Freehold Police Station and later served as a dedicated crossing guard.

Motorcycles and NASCAR were more than just hobbies to Leroy; they were expressions of his love for adventure and speed. He lived life with no fear or regrets, embracing every moment and experience with enthusiasm. His zest for life was contagious, and his adventurous spirit left an indelible mark on all who knew him.

A memorial to celebrate Leroy Smith's remarkable life will be held at Piscataway Funeral Home, 18 Stelton Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854, on Saturday, November 11, 2023, from 1 to 3 pm. Please join us to honor his memory and share stories of the wonderful life he led beginning 2:30pm

Leroy Smith's family was at the core of his life. He deeply cherished his son, David Smith, and daughter-in-law, Elsie Smith. His three grandchildren, DJ Smith, Nina Smith, and Jamie Lee Decher, brought him immense joy.  Leroy carried the memory of his late son, Kenneth James Smith, and his beloved wife, Patricia Smith, in his heart. They were never far from his thoughts.

His surviving siblings, Sharon, Cheryl, and Bobby Smith’s bond was a testament to the enduring strength of family ties.  Leroy Smith's journey through life was filled with love, laughter, boundless generosity, and captivating storytelling. His legacy lives on through the many lives he touched and the memories he created with those he held dear. He will be deeply missed and forever remembered as a man who lived life to the fullest and left an indelible mark on the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him.



Memorial Gathering

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, November 11, 2023
Piscataway Funeral Home
18 Stelton Road
Piscataway , New Jersey, United States

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Piscataway Funeral Home
18 Stelton Road
Piscataway , New Jersey, United States
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LeRoy Smith

In Loving Memory

LeRoy Smith

1942 - 2023

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