Everett

Harry F. Leonard, Sr., 94 of East Main Street, Everett, PA; passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at Rebecca’s Personal Care Home in Everett, PA.

He was born on October 16, 1925, in Everett, Pennsylvania; a son of the late Harry E. “Pete” and Minnie V. (Ritchey) Leonard.

On December 22, 1956, in Clearville, PA he was united in marriage to the former Ruth M. (Smith) Leonard.

Along with his wife of 62 years, he is survived by children, Mary Alice Bitner, of Marietta, PA and Harry F. Leonard Jr., of Everett, PA; grandchildren, Allison Bitner, of Lancaster, PA; Terry Bitner, of Middletown, PA; Vanessa Leonard, of Everett, PA and Garrison Leonard, of Everett, PA and Harry’s special friend Melvin Bollman.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by infant son, Gary Lee Leonard; sister, Mary E. Wilt and twin brother, Samuel E. Leonard.

Harry was a graduate of Everett Area High School Class of 1943. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

He spent most of his working years working on the family farm, driving truck as an independent truck driver, driving activity bus for the Everett Area School District as well as driving for Bollman’s Charter Service. He was a charter member of the Raystown Ambulance as well as a member of the Everett Masonic Lodge F. & A.M. No. 524. and a lifetime member of the Everett Church of the Brethren.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, working outside and sitting on his front porch in the summer.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at the Everett Church of the Brethren, 119 East Second Street Everett, PA 15537 with Pastor Mike Benner Officiating.

Burial will be held at the Everett Cemetery with full military honors by the Everett Area Honor Guard.

If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Harry to the Everett Church of the Brethren, c/o Building Fund, 119 East Second Street, Everett, PA 15537.

The family wishes to sincerely thank the staff at Rebecca’s Personal Care Home as well as the nurses with Grane Hospice for the excellent care they gave Harry.

Online Condolences may be expressed at www.akersfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Akers Funeral Home, Inc., 299 Raystown Road Everett, PA 15537.

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