LeRoy Hoffman Lance, 67, of Tewksbury, passed away peacefully at home with his loved ones on April 25, 2015.
The family will receive friends on Friday, May 1 from 4 to 8pm at the Coughlin Funeral Home, 15 Academy Street, Califon, NJ. A Mass will be held on Saturday, May 2 at 9:30am at St. John Neumann Church, Califon with a celebration of life luncheon to follow at the Oldwick Fire House-Oldwick Manor. The family requests that burial services remain private.
LeRoy was born in Morristown, NJ on August 21, 1947 to Helen (Hoffman) and LeRoy Hildebrant Lance; they predeceased him along with his grandparents Albert and Loula Mae Hoffman, Anna Hildebrant and Joseph Beavers Lance, and his Aunt Mary Hoffman Orr. LeRoy attended North Hunterdon Regional High School and Columbia University.
His ties to the community are deep rooted. As a Real Estate Agent for 47 years, LeRoy took great joy and pride in his commitment to his clients.
No man can be summed up in a single paragraph, least of all LeRoy Lance. LeRoy was uncommonly generous and known to many as a great raconteur of jokes, stories and trivia (some even knew him as Santa).
LeRoy will be missed by many and never forgotten by all who knew him. He is now in peace looking down on his legacy.
As a beloved husband, father, grandfather and uncle, LeRoy is survived by his wife of 29 years, Donna O’Neill Lance and his three daughters, Tara Moore (Timothy), Kathleen Studley (James), and Molly Helen Lance, grandson Owen Moore, his sister Jeanne Lance-Fleming (David), Aunt Ruth Hoffman Bauer Webb, and many other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his name be made to the Tewksbury Family Assistance Fund PO Box 231 Oldwick, NJ 08858 or the Oldwick Volunteer Fire Company PO Box 83 Oldwick, NJ 08858.