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LeRoy C. Pentz

Aug 5, 2014

LeRoy C. Pentz, 91, a resident of Wolf Run Village, Hughesville, formerly of Montgomery, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in the Williamsport Home.

Born in Montgomery, on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 1922, he was the son of the late Emory D. and Lydia (Morehart) Pentz.

He was the widower of Wanda Elaine (Bastian) Pentz, who preceded him in death on Aug. 15, 2007. They celebrated 61 years of marriage until her passing.

LeRoy was 1942 graduate of Montgomery-Clinton High School.

He honorably served with the U.S. Army. During World War II he served with the 102 Infantry Division, and during the Korean Conflict with the 318 Ordinance MM Co.

LeRoy retired from Schneider’s Dairy, formerly Hurr’s Dairy, with 41 years of service.

He was a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran “Brick” Church at Montgomery, where he had served on various committees and taught Sunday School.

He enjoyed hunting at the cabin, which he built, fishing, going to antique car shows, riding in parades in his 1939 Packard and watching football and baseball games.

LeRoy was a member of the Bower-Decker American Legion Post 251 at Montgomery, the Susquehanna Region Antique Automobile Club of America and a member and chaplain of V.F.W. Post 743 at Montgomery.

He is survived by three sons, David (Gail) Pentz, of Muncy, Larry (Kathy) Pentz, of Muncy, Steven (Kathy) Pentz, of Montgomery; two daughters, Shirley (Eric) Sallach, of Albuquerque, N.M., Karen Pentz, of Muncy; one brother, LaMarr G. (Rae) Pentz, of Hughesville; 11 grandchildren and; seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, LeRoy was preceded in death by six brothers, Paul Sr., Ralph, Edward, Max, Elwood and Robert Pentz; and one sister, Geraldine Derr.

Funeral services were conducted from the St. John Lutheran “Brick” Church at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 28, 2014, with Rev. Viking E. Dietrich, his pastor, officiating. Interment was in the St. John Lutheran “Brick” Cemetery. Friends called on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 N. Main St., Muncy, and on Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. Graveside military honors were accorded by the joint veterans organizations.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the St. John Lutheran “Brick” Church, 196 Brick Church Road, Montgomery, PA 17752.

Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.