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Lawrence E. (Larry) LeightyMay 13, 1928 ~ February 14, 2017 (age 88)
Lawrence E. (Larry) Leighty, E. Lackawannock Twp. passed away Tuesday evening, February 14, 2017 at the Countryside Convalescent Home, Mercer. He was 88.
He was born on May 13, 1928 in Sharon a son of the late Paul F. and Hazel L. (Redfoot) Leighty. On April 22, 1966 he married the former Mary Adams who survives. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran having served during W.W. II from 1945 - 1949 on the USS Current at the bomb test site in the Bikini Islands. He was honorably discharged and had received the W.W.II Victory Medal, The Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He had worked as a truck driver for several area companies and retired in 1992 from Anderson Bus and Tour, Greenville. He was a member of the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors (NAFTS),the Fredonia American Legion Post 919 and was a member of the Mercer Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife, Mary, he is survived by 3 daughters, Mary (Gary) Garrett, Brooksville, Fl., Alice (Terry) Skinner, Brooksville, Fl. and Lillie (David) DiClaudio, Hubbard, OH; a son, Gerald (Kara) Leighty, Hermitage. Grandchildren, Larry (Connie) Maun, Candace Maun, David DiClaudio,Jr., Melody (Nick) Day-Webb, Addie Leighty and Trevor Leighty and his fiancé Mickie, 12 great grandchildren and numerous step grandchildren and step great grand children. A sister in law, Delsie Leighty, Mercer and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother George Leighty and sister Ruth and her husband Henry and a grandson Christopher Day.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 169 Second Street, Fredonia. The Committal Service and interment with Military Honors accorded by Reynolds VFW Post 7599 will follow at the Millbank Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2:00 – 7:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 till time of Service. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family online at snyderfh.com.
The family has suggested that memorial tributes may be made to Mercer Baptist Church, 908 Butler Pike, Mercer, PA. 16137