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John G. Legerski


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John G. Legerski

John G. Legerski, 59, of Green River, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, Jan. 17, 2016. A longtime resident of Green River and Rock Springs, Legerski died following a brief illness. 

He was born on March 10, 1956, in Rock Springs, the son of the late John G. Legerski and Mary Elizabeth "Liz" McGee Legerski. 

Legerski attended schools in Rock Springs and was a graduate of the Rock Springs High School with the class of 1974.  He earned his bachelors degree in music in 1978 from the University of Wyoming. 

He married  Debra Ann Sargent in Rock Springs on June 7, 1980.

Legerski was a band instructor for Green River High School for 21 years and retired in 2001. 

His interests included spending time with his family, being outdoors, music, watching Wyoming sports, and his beloved dog, Harlow.

Survivors include his wife Debra A. Legerski of Green River; two sons, Christopher J. Legerski of Evans, Colo. and Philip C. Legerski of Green River; one daughter, Megan E. Legerski and fiancé Brad Layton, both of Rock Springs; two brothers, David Legerski of Rock Springs and Frank Legerski of West Plains, Mo .; one sister, Mary E. Peterson of Surprise, Ariz .; several aunts including Annie Walker of Rock Springs, Delores Clouse of Rock Springs, Bonnie Legerski of Rock Springs, Stella Wycoff of Sun City West, Ariz., Poldi McGee of Richmond, Calif., Arlene McGee of Citrus Heights, Calif., He also leaves behind numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, John G. Legerski, his mother Mary Elizabeth  "Liz" Legerski, and one brother Philip, who died in infancy.

Following cremation, a memorial service will take place at 6 p.m., Thursday at the American Legion Archie Hay Post, 551 Broadway, Rock Springs. Friends may call one hour prior to services.

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