Droddy, Leroy

March 14, 2004

Chief Warrant Officer LEROY "ROY" DRODDY, 76, a decorated career Military Officer and three war veteran, died Friday, March 12, 2004, after a long battle with cancer, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Edelgard Lenz Droddy, his wife of 57 years. He was born of Native American decent to Pearl and Pinkney Droddy of Elizabeth, Louisiana. He joined the Army at a young age and was a veteran of World War II, the Korean Conflict and Vietnam. Additionally he actively participated in the Berlin Airlift and Cuban Missile Crisis. His career took him to stations around the world, but spent a majority of his career in Germany. He often traveled back to Germany once his military career ended. After retiring from the military, Chief Droddy worked at Ft. Meade as a Facilities Engineer. During his military service, he earned two Masters' Degrees. He was a member of the Military Officers Association of America, The American Legion and 29th Infantry Division Association. Once he retired from the military, he resided in Randallstown until several years ago when he and his wife relocated to Frederick, Maryland. In addition to his wife, Chief Droddy is survived by his three sons Roy of Draper, Utah, Leroy Jr., and wife Sandy of Roseville, Minnesota and Greg and wife Marta of Eldersburg, MD., four grandsons Daniel, Robbie, Michael and Kyle, two brothers and a sister. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, cousins and including his dearest friends John and Ann Kelly. He was preceded in death by two sisters. Funeral arrangements will be private and interment will be at the Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery in Owings, Mills, MD. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that any donations be made to the V.A. Medical Center, 10 N. Green Street, Baltimore, MD 21201., and to the Disabled American Veterans, Room 111, 31 Hopkins Plaza, Baltimore, MD 21201. Arrangements by Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD.

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