City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Jeffrey LeRose

Cary, North Carolina

Age 80.
Died 06/27/2024.

Jeffrey  LeRose
Jeffrey William LeRose (Jeff),80, passed away at home on June 27, 2024 in Cary, NC. He was the son of the late John and Martha (Habegger) LeRose. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Joanne (Yannell) LeRose. He is also survived by children Jennifer Boyle (Jim Boyle) Judie LeRose Butler and Janine LeRose as well as 6 grandchildren: Kayla, Kaitlin, Evan, Logan, Liam and Taylor.
Jeff grew up in Moonachie NJ and graduated from Ridgewood High School, he then went on to receive a BA in Education from Jersey City State College in 1966. Jeff always had a heart for business and that was his life’s work. He held several positions at the Director and Vice President level at companies including Sea Land and CSX and held key technical positions in IT and software development. This also included entrepreneurship. In his twenties he dabbled in record producing and directing. He also was an avid numismatist, eventually owning and operating his own coin business. He was eventually so successful in his software career to have his own company Research Triangle Consultants and won many awards including the INC 500 and the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. Most recently he was Chairman and President of the National Association of Corporate Directors (RTP), on the committee of RTP capital and Chairman of the Board of BLDG-25.
Jeff was a friendly face around the Cary area and loved to frequent locally owned restaurants and get to know everyone. He was also a true Carolina Hurricanes fan. He was a founding season ticket holder and loved to take his family and friends to the games whenever he could. Jeff’s family would like to thank everyone for the love and support that has been shown to us. A memorial will be planned for a later date.

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City of Oaks Cremation and Funeral Home is a full-service funeral home in Raleigh, serving all of North Carolina and beyond. We provide an alternative to costly funeral homes and every day we help families in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and all over North Carolina make simple, affordable funeral arrangements.

Simply having to reach out to a funeral home can feel overwhelming. Our goal is to simplify the entire funeral home experience and make the process as easy as possible. We hope to eliminate any unnecessary surprises by publishing our total cost and the services we provide directly on our website. All of our obituaries are provided free of charge as a way to help families celebrate and commemorate the lives of their loved ones.

Our Promise

Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.

The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

Genuine Care

We're committed to providing families within our community unsurpassed service before, during and after the time of loss.

Our staff will provide clear communication to your family through each step as we move forward from the original phone call notifying us of a death to the time we deliver the urn back to your family. We will treat your family with the utmost respect, as we honor the wishes of your loved one.

We promise to make this process affordable and as endurable as possible.

State Wide

Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.

Unlike other funeral homes, we don't charge an additional mileage fee. Regardless of what county you live in, we can help your family with making simple, affordable funeral arrangements. From Asheville to Wilmington, we're proud to help families statewide.

Our Services

Direct Cremation


Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

Cremation with Solidified Remains


We offer the option of choosing how you receive your loved ones remains. Selecting our Direct Cremation with Solidified Remains option is a beautiful way to transform cremated remains into 40-60 “stones” that you can hold.

Cremation with Visitation


City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

Immediate Burial


An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

Traditional Funeral


We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

Green Burial


This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.



As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremations