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Calling Hours:
Wednesday, August 9, 2023, 2:00-6:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA

Funeral Service:
Wednesday, August 9, 2023, 6:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA
Rev. Brandon Kleckner, officiating
Pastor of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church

Greenville VFW Post #3374 will render military honors
at the conclusion of the service.  Inurnment will be in
Shenango Valley Cemetery.

Leroy H. Truax, Jr., age 80, of Greenville passed away Saturday afternoon, August 5, 2023 in UPMC Greenville after a brief illness. He was born in Chester, PA on July 18, 1943 a son of Leroy H. Truax, Sr. and Virginia (Moore) Truax.

He was a 1961 graduate of Chester High School and served his country in the United States Navy from 1961 until 1969 during Vietnam. On December 18, 1965 Leroy married the former Linda M. Saylor, she passed away on November 25, 2018. He was a member of West Salem Volunteer Fire Department since 1969 where he held all positions including chief , in addition he was past president of Mercer County Fire Chiefs Association for over 5 years, Mercer County Fire Training Institute, Greenville VFW Post # 3374. Leroy enjoyed camping and has been a member of Holiday Camp Land in Andover, OH since 1990. He was employed as a packer-receiver at Demascus Tube for 35 years and the Good Shepard Center in Greenville since 2019 where he made many friends, including Beverlee Reimold who he married June 17, 2023.

He is survived by a daughter, Dyana L. Thompson and her husband Donald of Greenville; a son, Jeffrey M. Truax and his wife Jessica of Woodbridge, VA; his twin brother, Raymond W. Truax and his wife Helen of the Villiages, FL; four grandchildren Michele Ohl, Elizabeth Thompson, Seth Thompson and Davina Truax, four Great Grandchildren, Keri Ohl, Evelyn Ohl, Colton Wansor, and Emerson Ohl. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and great granddaughter Matilda Jane Ohl.

Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepard Center, 10 N. Water St., Greenville, PA 16125 or West Salem Fire Department, 625 Vernon Rd., Greenville, PA 16125.

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2 Comments

  1. James Walls James Walls
    August 9, 2023    

    To the Truax family: My deepest condolences on the passing of LeRoy, I remember meeting him nearly 30 years ago when Mercer County had their Fire School weekends. Then when I was Rescue Captain, then FF/EMT at West Salem, I have a lot of great memories. He taught me how to pump the old Tanker 73 (GMC). Not only has your family lost a great man, the fire service also has lost a great man. I wish I would have thanked him, for everything when I had the chance. Once again, my deepest condolences.

  2. Jim Straub Jim Straub
    August 11, 2023    

    May he rest in peace forever. Gods’ speed to Bev and all of LeRoys’ family!

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