SSgt. Leroy Zachary Daniels Jr., 59, of Paulk Ter., departed this life on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Mercy Medical Center. Born in Newark, New Jersey, he was a son of Jessie (Sorrell) Daniels and the late Leroy Z. Daniels Jr. A retired 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a senior power generating equipment repairer. He had also worked for SuperValu, Northrop Grumman, and Walley Computer Associates. Mr. Daniels was a member of St. John’s Congregational Church. Known as “Mr. Fixit”, he enjoyed computers and automotive repair. He was an avid New England Patriots and Boston Celtics fan. Pre-deceased by his father, a son, Leroy Daniels “Jr.”, and a brother, Angelo Daniels, Leroy is survived by his wife, Judy (Davis) Daniels of Springfield; his mother, Jessie Daniels of Springfield; a son, Shawn Daniels of Feeding Hills, MA; two daughters, Tamara Daniels of Covington, GA and Keisha Daniels of Indian Orchard, MA; three brothers, Gregory Daniels, Keith Daniels, and Matthew Gollman, all of Springfield; five sisters, Barbara Daniels, Mildred Denson, Carolyn Mullens, and Suhaiyla Abdul-Hakim, all of Springfield, and Patricia Jones of Detroit, MI; ten grandchildren; and a host of other relatives. The calling hours are 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John’s Congregational Church, 45 Hancock St., Springfield, followed by the funeral service at 11:30, with burial in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Agawam.
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