ST. MARYS - Leander C. Meyer, 75, of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, St. Marys and formerly of 871 Vine Road, St. Marys, passed away Tuesday morning (July 10, 2012) at the Elk Regional Health Center.
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He was born Nov. 16, 1936, in St. Marys, a son of the late James and Regina Young Meyer. On Nov. 14, 1959, in the Queen of the World Church, he married Margaret "Margie" Koch, who preceded him in death on March 3, 2009.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of the Central Catholic High School, Class of 1955. He was a retired employee of the Keystone Carbon Co.
He is survived by two daughters, Mary (David) Reuscher from California and Vicki (Patrick) Struble of St. Marys; six sons, Jude (Amy) Meyer of Summerville, S.C., Carl (Jen) Meyer of Rifle, Colo., John (Dawn) Meyer of Bradford, Scott (Cathy) Meyer of Kersey, Andrew (Pam) Meyer of Boise, Idaho, and James (Heather) Meyer of Greensburg; 14 grandchildren; one sister, Alice (Walter) Snelick of Kersey; one brother, Bernie (Mary) Meyer of St. Marys; and a sister-in-law, Gretchen Meyer of St. Marys.
Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Meyer.
Mr. Meyer was a member of the Queen of the World Church and was a veteran of the Army.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in the Queen of the World Church with the Rev. Daniel Wolfel, O.S.B. officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery.
Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, PA 15857; or to the Elk County Catholic High School Athletic Association, 600 Maurus St., St. Marys, PA 15857.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home
169 Center Street
St. Marys, PA 15857
Published in The Bradford Era from July 11 to July 18, 2012