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Robert E. Leppert

Died: Fri., Aug. 8, 2014


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NORTHUMBERLAND — Robert E. Leppert, 77, of Penn Street, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

He was born July 8, 1937, in Mount Carmel, a son of the late Ronald L. and Anna M. (Yoder) Leppert. On June 10, 1967, he married the former Patricia M. Wylonis who survives.

Bob was a 1956 graduate of Northumberland High School. He then joined the Navy serving from 1956 until his honorable discharge as a seaman in 1960.

He was employeed for more than 30 years with the Rea & Derick Warehouse, later Bindley Western Drug Co., Harrisburg, and eventually with Giant Food Stores, Selinsgrove.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lewisburg where he served as an usher, and was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 897, Northumberland.

Bob was an avid bowler who played on local leagues. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and puttering around the house, but his greatest happiness came from spending time with his family, especially his grandson, Kyle.

In addition to his wife of 47 years, he is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Tamera M. and Correy M. Burns, of Danville; one grandson, Kyle E. Burns; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Ronald L. Leppert Jr., of Mifflintown, and William C. and Carlette J. Leppert, of Millersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Eric M. Burns; one sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Marlin Oswald; and one sister-in-law, Betty Leppert.

Friends and family may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King St., Northumberland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Monica Catholic Church, 109 Market Street, Sunbury with Monsignor William Richardson as celebrant.

Burial will follow in Orchard Hills Cemetery, Shamokin Dam with military honors accorded by the American Legion Post 44, Northumberland.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701, or to the Greater Pennsylvania Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, 2595 Interstate Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

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