LeRoy Edward Kincanon

April 20, 1935January 8, 2019

Glendale, Arizona LEROY EDWARD KINCANON, a longtime native Arizonian, 83 years of age, of Anthem, Arizona, passed away peacefully at his home on the night of January 7, 2019. LeRoy was born in Flagstaff on April 20, 1935, the youngest of three children born to Roy and Estella Kincanon, longtime residents of the City of Flagstaff. He attended Emerson School, Flagstaff Junior High School, and Flagstaff High School, graduating in May, 1953. LeRoy was an outstanding athlete who earned six varsity letters (2 in basketball, 1 in football, and 3 in track). In track, he ran the 110 yard high hurdles. In basketball, LeRoy earned All Northern first team honors during his senior year. He also earned all state honors in basketball and was named to play in the 1953 Arizona high school all star basketball game where he was a member of the North squad. LeRoy liked to sing and was active in the school choir, the Madrigal choir as well as the drama club. After high school graduation, the only singing that he did was at places having karaoke where he sang, "Welcome to My World" as well as other favorite tunes. He had an outstanding voice. Upon his graduation from high school, he accepted a full ride basketball scholarship to the University of Redlands, located in Redlands, California. He was a member and played for the Redlands Bulldogs for one year. He transferred, in 1954, to play basketball in his home town, at Arizona State College, at Flagstaff, Arizona (now Northern Arizona University) where he earned a scholarship and played three years as a member of the Lumberjack team. The Lumberjacks, at that time, were one of the top teams in the Frontier Conference which included teams in Arizona, New Mexico, West Texas, and Oklahoma. LeRoy received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from A.S.C. at Flagstaff, graduating in May, 1957. He taught junior high school for one year before deciding to join his father-in-law, in Glendale, California, where his father-in-law owned a school yearbook publishing company. After approximately five years, he decided to relocate to Flagstaff, where he was employed by Northland Press. During this time, he started his own business and began a concrete business in which he made concrete forms. In the mid 1970s, he moved his family to Glendale, Arizona, so that he could expand his business. His business was both in Arizona and Mexico. He helped run the Arizona operation while he lived in the Guadalajara area of Mexico for approximately three years. He learned to speak fluent Spanish during this time. LeRoy moved from Mexico to Arizona with his family and continued his concrete business, under the name of CECO Concrete Equipment Co., which was flourishing at the time. He did much of the concrete work for the arena which was to be occupied by the Phoenix Suns, now called Talking Stick Arena. He was also responsible for much of the concrete work in the deck park tunnel, located on I-10, as well as doing the concrete work to the side of the highways. He retired in 1994. LeRoy is survived by his wife, Trina, as well as his four children: Marilyn, Carol, Franco (Alyce), and Krystal (Ryan). Also surviving him is his wife's two children, his extended family: Brenda (Terry) and Rick (Patty). He is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. His sister, Donna Hartshorn Cain also survives him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Estella Kincanon, and his brother, David. A private memorial service will be held. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley.


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