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 Leroy Lynch LeKites

Leroy Lynch LeKites

Birth
Delaware, USA
Death 13 Jan 1950 (aged 36)
Selbyville, Sussex County, Delaware, USA
Burial Roxana, Sussex County, Delaware, USA
Plot east side - center
Memorial ID 34059186 · View Source
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1914-1950
On January 13, 1950, a 31 year old Delaware State Trooper was killed instantly just north of Selbyville, Delaware as he assisted a second trooper who was investigation an accident. Corporal LeRoy LeKites of Georgetown was struck as he attempted to flag down a vehicle which was approaching "at a very high rate of speed." Roy Lekites, a six year veteran, was pronounced dead upon his arrival at the hospital. Funeral services for Corporal LeKite were held at the Salem Methodist church in Selbyville on January 17, 1950. Burial took place at the Roxanna Cemetery and was attended by troopers from Delaware and Maryland. Also in attendance was a large group of faculty and students from the Selbyville schools as a tribute to Corporal LeKites and to console Margaret LeKites, who was one of their own. Corporal LeKites was survived by his wife, Margaret, two sons, Wilson and LeRoy Jr., and his parents. At the time of the tragedy, Margaret paid tribute to her husband and the Delaware State Police with the enclosed missive. (letter: I want you to know how very much I appreciate everything you and the Delaware State Police have done. I'm proud that Leroy was a Trooper and I'm so glad that he had those happy 6 years as one of such a wonderful group of men. The men's closeness and loyalty to one another is most remarkable. I was so proud that they could be at Roy's funeral. Sincerely yours, Mrs. LeRoy LeKites And the boys

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  • Created by: Reed
  • Added: 21 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34059186
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leroy Lynch LeKites (9 Nov 1913–13 Jan 1950), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34059186, citing Roxana Cemetery, Roxana, Sussex County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Reed (contributor 46990696) .