Leesa Troy Crnogorac made her transition on October 7, 2014.
Leesa grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska, and graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. Having been trained as a singer in opera, oratorio, and concertizing, she performed throughout the Midwest.
Leesa went to New York City and acquired a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University. She remained in New York for a fifteen-year successfully active career as an actress/singer on TV and Broadway theatre, in the original productions of “Camelot” and “Here’s Love.” She also performed in many other major theatres throughout the United States.
In 1966, Leesa came to Mt. Gretna, PA, as the leading lady at the summer theatre. While there, she met and married Nathan King, who was developing a resort property called “Willow Springs,” which became a popular swimming and scuba facility.
Leesa also continued performing in other Mt. Gretna productions over the next several years. She opened a boutique called the “Limelight,” and did fashion coordinating and commentating in the Lebanon area.
Several years after Nathan King’s death, Leesa married Cedomir Crnogorac, a former Serbian international pro-soccer player from Yugoslavia and restaurant owner near Rieka on the Adriatic Sea. He passed away in 1995.
Leesa’s dear companion in recent years has been Dr. Alan Rockman.
She remained in residence in Mechanicsburg, PA, and wintered in Sun City, AZ.
She had been a volunteer for Hospice of Central PA, a member of Harrisburg Symphony Guild, Metropolitan Opera Guild, Association for Research and Development, and Actors Equity. She was a member of Unity Church of Harrisburg. Leesa set up scholarships for various individuals and organizations, becoming an active patroness of the arts.
A memorial celebration of Leesa’s life will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at noon, at Unity Church of Harrisburg, 927 Wertzville Rd, Enola, PA 17025.
Leesa loved beauty in any form, had many good friends, admired talent, intelligence, and a sense of humor. She respected wisdom, kindness, and the individuality of others. She would like for those who truly loved her to look at or listen to something beautiful, to think of her and smile. She wishes blessings for you all.