Letters to the Editor

Remembering LeRoy

To the Editor:

Between the government shutdown and Halloween coming up, I am not sure which is scarier. So I will talk about something else.

Only it’s someone else who recently passed on. Someone who was part of my True Value journey, as he was for others: LeRoy Carlson.

LeRoy worked with my Dad for a long time. Those two were the last of the finest in the security business. I learned much from them.

During those years, I learned from Dad to work hard at what you do. LeRoy taught me to be dedicated to those you serve, and a fellow guard named George P. Kelly taught me to greet people with a smile every morning.

All sets of values that worked and were appreciated. Today, there seems to be lack of them. Worried about hiring younger people instead of dedicated people of all ages.

Worried more about rates than quality. For me, there is a big difference between just having a college education and being dedicated in what you do.

Some work for the money. Others work to make a difference. My dad, as well as LeRoy, were two of them.

They taught me that what you do is worth more than any plaque on your wall.

You can’t replace that, and those who see the opposite will have a hard time selling their ideas to others.

Godspeed, LeRoy, and God bless his wife and family.

Bob DeLacy Jr.


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