Leroy F. Hollander

September 15, 1931July 14, 2013
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Leroy F. Hollander, 81, of Evansville, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Select Specialty Hospital. He was born September 15, 1931, in Evansville, to the late Leroy A. and Eleanor Hollander.

He graduated from Central High School in 1949 and was a veteran of the US Air Force, serving in the Korean War. He was an Eagle Scout, a member of Order of the Arrow and a Scout Leader for 29 years. He was a photolithographer for Keller Crescent retiring in 1993 with over 30 years of service. He was a member of the Immanuel Presbyterian Church. Leroy was humorous and devoted to his family and friends. His hobbies included canoeing, traveling, leather tooling, photography, gardening, collecting old cameras and coins and he was also a history buff.

Leroy was preceded in death by parents; first wife, Beverly Bailey Hollander; son, Steven Hollander; and twin grandsons, Nathan and Noah Hollander.

He is survived by his wife, Elsie (Rodgers) Hollander; daughter, Barbara (Denny) DeWeese; daughter-in-law, Susan Hollander; grandchildren, Aaron (Cait) DeWeese, Stephanie Hollander and Kelley Hollander; great-grandchild, Keagan DeWeese; sister, Patricia Brown; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services were 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Alexander West Chapel, officiated by Dr. Wayne Perkins, with burial in Alexander Memorial Park. Friends visited Wednesday from 10:30 AM until service time at the funeral home.


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 17, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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Cheryl Tenbarge/Stroud

July 24, 2013

Dear Barbara and family, I am so sorry for your loss, but I know you know it is heaven's gain. So many wonderful Immanuel memories. Leroy was always there to help mom after dad died. He was a good friend and always made you smile. What a heavenly reunion!

Bill Snow

July 19, 2013

To Leroy's family,
Leroy has, for most of my life, held a special place in my heart. I have always said that Boy Scouts saved my life. Leroy was the reason I am an Eagle Scout today. If I have ever accomplished anything in my life, I did so standing on the shoulders of good men who made it possible. In my life, Leroy was one of the giants whom I can never thank adequately. May God bless and keep you all as He surely holds Leroy in the palm of His hand.
With kindest personal regards,
Bill Snow

Bryan Sisk

July 18, 2013

Dear Elsie and family, My heart goes out to you during this time of grief. Leroy was a very special person, and I am thankful for the time I was able to spend with him over the past few years. I will miss not being able to stop by and visit with him, but we will all treasure the memories.

John Appuhn

July 17, 2013

Dear Hollander family,
Please accept my condolances and prayers.
Leroy was my canoe partner for years, and my friend. I have many fond memories with him. Leroy has been promoted to a Perfect Place where the water is always blue and the rapids not too rough.

Bob Moore

July 17, 2013

Very sorry for your lose of Leroy. He was a very laid back guy. I worked in offset press at Keller, just a great guy.

Jim & Parma Allen

July 17, 2013

Elsie and Family,

Parma and my hearts are saddened at the loss of Leroy. We have only known him for a few years but have grown to adore him over this short time. We always looked forward to your weekly visits to the beauty shop and our lengthy visits with Leroy. He will be missed by us.

Jim and Parma

July 16, 2013

Dear Elsie, We are sending our deepest symphathy to you, We are sorry for your loss of Leroy, We know you have many memories of happy times with him and loved him very much. Please understand that we wish we could be with you at this time, however it has not worked out that way. Please know we are so sorry and know we love you and our prayers are with you. Your card club friends

Charlotte Guthrie-Johnson

July 16, 2013

Sending deepest sympathy to all of Leroy's family. He was a great guy, I worked with Leroy at Keller Crescent for 30+ years. Thoughts & prayers sent to you. God Bless.

Rosemary Rickard

July 16, 2013

Leroy was the most giving person to his family and friends. He was my salvation when it came to taking Paul (Rickard) to Louisville and would come to the house often to see him. I couldn't thank him enough.

July 16, 2013

I miss Buddy's pranks/humor at family reunions. Much love and hugs to you all. Becky Galloway (Owensboro,Ky.)