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Leroy C.

May 25, 2019

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Obituary for Leroy C. Cofer

Leroy C. Cofer, 92 entered into eternal life Saturday, May 25, 2019, peacefully at home in the care of his loving family, after a courageous battle with metastatic prostate cancer. “Pop” as he was affectionally known will be remembered as a God-fearing, super hard-working husband, father and grandfather and for his pristine sense of style, his love for telling a good story and his wit.

Leroy was born January 14, 1927 in Harlem, New York to John and Sarah Cofer and moved with his family to Long Branch while still a child. While attending Long Branch Public Schools, Leroy met his future wife Janie Clark, whose union produced six children.

Leroy retired from NJ American Water Co., a job he loved and in his later years he ran the parking lot at the Long Branch Train Station and was a security guard at Kennedy Towers Senior Apartments. Whether it was participating in company bowling leagues with his loving wife, Uncle Milford and Aunt Louise Thornton or hosting or attending family picnics, parties and other events, Pop was dedicated to family, friends and his church.

Leroy was pre-deceased by his wife Janie, his parents and his beloved brothers Harold, James and Herbert. Left to mourn his loss are his children: Ernestine, Ronald, Craig (Ventriss), Dale, Shawn, Robin; eight grandchildren: his beloved and eldest Lori, Tami, Tara, Dale Jr., Brian, Asher, Ronald Jr., and Zaria; seven great-grandchildren: Andrea, Christopher, Naikem, Kamaal, Christie, Camille, and Kaylorii; his beloved sister, Martha Pattisall and sisters in law Crystal and Marion Cofer; brother in law William Clark as well as a host of family and special friends, including Thalia Thornton, Herbert Harris, and Rev. Virginia and Joseph Feldman.

Visitation will be held on Monday, June 3 from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 11 am at Second Baptist Church, Liberty Street in Long Branch. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to Pop’s favorite charities, St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the American Cancer Society. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence, light a memorial candle or make a memorial donation by selecting the appropriate tab.


When Monday, June 3rd, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Second Baptist Church
93 Liberty Street
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Service Information

Monday, June 3rd, 2019 11:00am
Reverend Aaron N. Gibson, Sr.
Second Baptist Church
93 Liberty Street
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Interment Information

Monmouth Memorial Park Mausoleum
4171 SR-33
Tinton Falls, NJ 07753
Interment Extra Info
Will be held privately.
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