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Russell K. Light LEBANON Russell K. "Flash" Light, 93, passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2013. He was the husband of Margarueite J. Hemperly Light. Born in Lebanon on May 19, 1920, he was the son of the late Miles and Mabel (Klingler) Light. Flash was a graduate of Lebanon High School, where he ran track and cross country. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a storekeeper on the U.S.S. General A.E. Anderson. He was employed by Bethlehem Steel for 39 years and served as Recorder of Deeds for Lebanon County for 20 years. Flash officiated high school and college football and basketball for 35 years, and was inducted into the Lebanon Valley Sports Hall of Fame and the Central Chapter, PA Sports Hall of Fame. He served as secretary of the Lebanon County Republican Committee for 60 years. He was a Mason, and a life-long member of Covenant United Methodist Church. Known for his wisdom and sense of humor, Flash believed in living life to the fullest. He enjoyed serving the public and spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed his German Shorthair Pointers, watching sports, going to his grandchildren's activities and athletic events, going on baseball trips, and going hunting at "The Rainbow." In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Debra J. and husband Steven P. Leibig; and grandchildren Abbey and Benjamin, all of Lebanon. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Covenant United Methodist Church, 346 N. 9th St., Lebanon 17046. Viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday evening at Thompson Funeral Home, Inc., 126 S. 9th St., Lebanon 17042, and Thursday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. Interment will be 12:30 p.m. at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Covenant United Methodist Church. You may share your thoughts and memories with the family at our online guest book at
Published in Lebanon Daily News on Oct. 22, 2013
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