Leroy P. Bias Jr., who spent his last years educating the public about AIDS and helping its victims, died Wednesday of AIDS. He was 28 and had been a resident of Parkview for the past 20 years.
Services for Mr. Bias were being held today at Bethel A.M.E. Church, Druid Hill Avenue and Lanvale Street.
He spoke often to church groups in the Baltimore-Washington area about living with acquired immune deficiency syndrome and ways of preventing infection. He helped AIDS patients do everything from obtain medicine to get out to the movies.
He is survived by his father, Leroy Bias Sr. of Edmondson Village; his mother, Jacqueline T. Smith of Parkview; his stepfather, William J. Smith of Parkview; and two brothers, Robert D. Bias of Parkview and Elroy Bias of East Baltimore.