Leroy (Lee) A. Sweinberg, 90, formerly of Wyoming, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, surrounded by loving family.
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He was born on Aug. 2, 1924 in Wilkes-Barre to the late Frederick and Mabel Sweinberg. He is a graduate of Coughlin High School and Lehigh University with a bachelor's degree in engineering. He served in World War II with the Army Corps of Engineers. He later became a registered surveyor and professional engineer.
Lee was an associate professor at Penn State University-Wilkes-Barre Campus for over 35 years. He supervised his own private surveying company, Sweinberg Kolesar and Associates, and surveyed many properties throughout the Wyoming Valley. He previously worked at Allis-Chalmers in Milwaukee, Wis. He was a resident at the Wesley Village for the past seven years where he enjoyed companionship and fellowship with many of the residents. Previously he resided in Wyoming and earlier in Forty Fort.
He was active in Forty Fort serving as the borough engineer for many years. He was a member of Forty Fort United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Men's group. He belonged to and was a 50-year member of the Landmark Lodge No. 442, F.& A.M., Wilkes-Barre, Caldwell Consistory, Bloomsburg and Irem Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. He was also past president of the Forty Fort-Kingston Kiwanis and was a member of the Society of Professional Engineers. He was also a member of the Penn State Club of Wyoming Valley and the Blue Carpet Party.
Lee was an avid Penn State football fan and attended as many games in State College as his busy schedule would allow, and in his later years he never missed a televised game. He revered his role as a loving husband, father and grandfather, and viewed his family's achievements as one of his greatest accomplishments in life. He enjoyed interacting with people and his role as a teacher and will be remembered for his kindhearted nature.
Lee was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lois Goeringer Sweinberg, in 2007; son, Lee Jr., in 1975; and his brother, Frederick Sweinberg.
Surviving are his daughters, Dr. Sharon Sweinberg and her husband. Gary Marks, Media; Jeanne Williams, and her husband, Thomas, Lehman Township; brother, Thomas Sweinberg, Milwaukee; five grandchildren, Brynn, Jared and Evan Marks, and Lindsay and Tommy Williams; nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, with the Rev. Dr. Philip Wanck officiating. The interment will be held in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home. A Masonic service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Development Office, in memory of Lee Sweinberg, P.O. Box PSU, Lehman, PA 18627. Funds will be used to create a Lee Sweinberg Memorial Engineering Fund for the enhancement of the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Engineering program in Lee's memory.
For more information or to send an online condolence, visit www.hughbhughes.com.
Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc.
1044 Wyoming Ave
Forty Fort, PA 18704
Published in Citizens' Voice on Aug. 17, 2014