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Leroy Tobias Caracter

August 23, 1947 - May 23, 2017



Leroy Tobias Caracter August 23, 1947 - May 23, 2017

LeRoy Tobias Caracter, 69, died Tuesday, May 23, 2017 peacefully at home with family.

He leaves his wife of 18 years, Patsy (Wagner) Caracter; his brother Ronald J. Caracter; his sister Lexie T. Caracter; his children, grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, loved ones and close friends.

Born and raised in San Francisco, CA, the eldest son of LT and Eunice (Hall) Caracter, he was a lifelong resident of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Mr. Caracter served multiple decades in the San Francisco Fire Department. He achieved the rank of Lieutenant and was recognized as the “Fireman of the Decade” for saving multiple lives (one of which was a fellow firefighter).

After retiring from the SFFD and addressing internal challenges, Mr. Caracter embarked on a journey that would lead him to help hundreds of people.

Mr. Caracter spent the remainder of his working years holding leadership positions with Project 90 and other agencies whose mission it is to facilitate patients through the substance abuse recovery process. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Mt. Olive Apostolic Original Holy Church of God, 605 Hamilton Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025

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