LeRoy Dale Karber

LeRoy Dale Karber

ENGLEWOOD, FL: LeRoy Dale Karber 91 of Englewood, Fl., formerly of Bucyrus, Ohio, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013.

Born August 18, 1921 to Arden and Imo (Garvin) Karber.

LeRoy graduated from Bucyrus High School in 1939. He served in the US Army during WWII from 1944 to 1946 as a locomotive engineer with Company B of the 752nd. Railway Operating Battalion, from the Pennsylvania RR.

Mr. Karber retired from Conn Rail after 41 years of service. He was a life member of the VFW post 5101 and a life member of 41 years of The American Legion Post 0181 in Bucyrus, Ohio.

He enjoyed woodworking, making coin jewelry, coin collecting and deep sea fishing.

LeRoy is is survived by his children, Ruth (Randall) Schiefer, of Rotonda West, Fl., Karen (Anthony) Armstrong of Lexington, Tenn., Joyce (Ronald) Ricker of Englewood, Fl., Terri (Bob) Lippincott of Pa., Nyoka (David) Buyaki of League City, Texas, Deborah Perrine, of Pa., and Cindy Karber of Tenn. There were 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

He spent his last two months in the loving care of his daughter, Joyce.

Cremation service was done by Neptune Society of Fort Myers, Fl. Private family services will be scheduled later with an at sea ceremony.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Tidewell Hospice, Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fl. 34238 in memory of LeRoy D. Karber.

Published in the Telegraph-Forum on Mar. 5, 2013