Leroy Joseph Hill Jr.

December 3, 1957March 31, 2021

PHOENIX – Leroy Joseph Hill Jr., age 63, of Phoenix, passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born on December 3, 1957 to the late (Leroy “Bee” Hill) of Latrobe, PA and survived by mother, Cora “Mitchell” Hill. He attended Latrobe High School, graduating class of 1976. On September 21, 1985, he married Gina Marie Apone in Latrobe, PA. Leroy worked as a machinist for several years at various companies and then started a handyman business, Hill’s Home Repair. He was a member of the FOE Eagles of Latrobe, PA. He enjoyed socializing with family and friends on many occasions. Leroy enjoyed poker and attended many tournaments with friends. He loved to travel, and some of his favorite places were Las Vegas, San Diego, and visiting family in Pennsylvania. Leroy had a knack for finding creative ideas to fix almost anything. He had a love for life and enjoyed sharing his stories with everyone. Leroy is survived by his loving spouse of 36 years, Gina, brothers Jim, David (Cheri), and sister Beth Ann. Brother in laws, Dan (Stephanie), Ed and Mark. In addition, nieces Tara, Karyl, Ashley and nephews Jim, TJ, Julian and Johnny. One great niece; Zoey Hill. Preceded in death by niece, Bernadette. There are many other loving family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be organized in the future in Phoenix, AZ. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Leroy’s honor may be made to the Mayo Clinic, American Cancer Society, or Hospice of the Valley. Online condolences can be given at


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Kathy Mitchell

April 15, 2021

Our families were friends growing up in Latrobe. Beth was my best friend during high school and we all hung out from time to time at the house behind the airport. Leroy was very kind to my Mom when everyone left for college or life and he worked for her in the nursing home for awhile. What good people you all were and still are I am glad to have so many good memories of that time in my life. Rest in peace. The world is a lesser place without your kind soul.

Sandra Jones

April 14, 2021

Just read this wonderful piece on LeRoy , I will always remember being in their house and seeing their Dalmation , first one I had ever seen! That was in the 90's, I believe. Bless all of you.

Feisel Ahmed

April 12, 2021

We only knew you for a few short years, but you made a huge impact on our lives. You transformed our home into the place it is today. We loved your work and the dedication you put into it.

You and I were polar opposites in some ways but we learned to talk and to listen to each other. We argued but we were always friends. I trusted you completely and you always kept your word.

I'm so sorry we didn't get to speak again. You were one of a kind. Thank you for the love you showed to our little daughter Lila, which we will always remember. We will never forget you Leroy.

God Bless.

Kim McCauley

April 5, 2021

I met Gina shortly after starting at Schwab and of course with Gina, came Leroy. What a great man! A good friend. Always there with a story, joke or a lending hand. Having Leroy in my life gave me comfort in so many ways. It's hard to believe it's been almost 25 years since our friendship began. Rest easy, Leroy. You will be missed but never forgotten. May you find comfort in knowing you were a man of your word and truly loved by many.
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face, and the rain fall gently on your fields.
And until we meet again, my God hold you in the Palm of His hand.

Marcia Madeira Gilbert

April 3, 2021

You have my deepest sympathies for the loss of a great man and an old friend of mine. I remember when my family moved to Latrobe when I was 11 years old. Leroy was one of my first friends. We use to all play volleyball in the front yard and my Mom would make little pizzas on English muffins for us.
I wish I could of said goodbye...
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