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LeRoy F. Karschner

Mar 13, 2009

LeRoy F. Karschner, 80, of 2430 E. Hills Drive, Williamsport, died Thursday, March 12, 2009 at the Williamsport Home.

Born May 13, 1928, in Muncy, he was a son of the late George William and Jennie (Biddle) Karschner.

He and his wife of 29 years, the former Beverly Dawn Hofer, were married May 26, 1979.

LeRoy was a 1946 graduate of Muncy High School and attended the former Dickinson College for 2 1/2 years. He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran and served during the Korean War.

Through the years, LeRoy was employed by Beiter’s, Lowry Electric and Weldon’s. He was last employed as a credit manager for S. Wolf & Co.

LeRoy was a former member of the Loyalsock Lions Club, where he earned the distinction of “Lion of the Year.” He was currently a member of the South Williamsport Lions Club, the Republican Club, the LeRoy O. Buck Post 7863 V.F.W., Duboistown and United Commercial Travelers. He was an avid card player and enjoyed western square dancing.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Alice Karschner of Williamsport; one brother, the Rev. Lester J. Karschner of York; one sister and brother-in-law, Edith and Terry Sampsell of Williamsport; and nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his dearly loved toy poodle, Tippy.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Ruth Ellen Hall, who died in 1969 and by two sons, Gary Franklin Karschner, who died in 1997, and Jeffrey Scott Karschner, who died in infancy in 1963.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, where the funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 16. Officiating will be his brother, the Rev. Lester J. Karschner, retired Lutheran pastor.

Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery, where military honors will be bestowed by combined veteran’s organizations.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701 or the American Lung Association, 3001 Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011.