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Marin Independent Journal
May 18, 2002
POST, LeRoy A., 89, of Mill Valley, passed away May 13, 2002. Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery-Mortuary, San Rafael, 415-459-2500.
LeRoy A. Post
Age 89, passed away at his home in Mill Valley on May 13, 2002 after a long illness. Mr. Post was born January 22, 1913 in Dryden, New York and lived in Upstate New York until the age of nine when he sailed to Florida to live. He returned to New York at age 15 and became a "Wall Street Runner" shortly before the stock market crashed. Shortly after, he returned to Florida to finish High School in Daytona Beach; there he developed his love for sailing. As a young man, LeRoy hitchhiked across the country working odd jobs and using his resourcefulness. He fell in love with Mill Valley on his way up the West Coast. He joined the Navy in Seattle (1935) and served aboard the Battleships U.S.S. Texas and U.S.S. Maryland as an Electricians Mate 1st Class. Returning to New York, he helped build the Battleship U.S.S. North Carolina, affectionately called "The Showboat". He served aboard her in WWII where their actions included the Battle for Guadalcanal. After leaving the Navy, Mr. Post met the love of his life, Constance Bacon, while traveling through Eugene, Oregon. They married and had two children before migrating to Mill Valley in 1952. Strong-minded and self-dependent, he started his own contracting business, "Post Electric Co.", whose motto in the 1960's became "Let Post Electric Turn You On". He was respected for his honesty, integrity, and quality, as well as his imaginative ideas. Mr. Post retired at age 78. A strong chess player, he started the Marin Chess Club, and was President for 15 years. LeRoy was well known for his unique and original brand of humor. Mr. Post is survived by his wife, Connie Post; daughter, April Post; son, Duane Post; and grandsons, Robin and Merlin Wade, all still living in Marin, as well as his half brother, Bruce Stark of Seal Beach, California. There will be an Open House Wake at their home in Tamalpais Valley on Tuesday, May 21st, 2002 at 5:00 p.m. Call 415-388-2215 for details.
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