Leonard J. Pallis Sr., 92, a resident of Tunkhannock Methodist Home died on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.
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Len was born Hanover Township on Jan. 3, 1921, son of the late Joseph and Edna Pallis.
He was a graduate of Hanover High School and a graduate of Bloomsburg State Teachers College.
He served proudly during World War II.
Len graduated from Eckels College of Mortuary Science in Philadelphia and operated his funeral home in Plymouth for 40 years.
Len owned and operated the Union Café in Ashley for 15 years and the Hour Glass in Kingston for five years. He was steward of Hanover Township VFW Post 5267 and Hanover Township American Legion Post 609. He was past president of the Taurus Club. From 1969 to 1990 he was the National Service Officer of Amvets at the V.A. Center in Wilkes-Barre for 20 years.
Len served eight years as president and five years as vice-president of the Soldiers and Sailors Home in Erie, where he traveled once every three months for 14 years. He was admitted to the Soldiers and Sailors Home Hall of Fame on June 14, 2007. For 17 years, Len served part-time as the Wyoming County Director of Veterans Affairs.
He was also the Wyoming County representative on the Bureau of Aging, and a member of the Mehoopany VFW, Black Walnut American Legion Post 510, Disabled Veterans, Fall Loins Club and a Life Member of AMVETS.
Len was preceded in death by the special person on his life, his cherished wife of 62 years Mary Dugan Pallis; and grandson Joseph Pallis.
Surviving are his sons and daughters-in-law: Leonard J. and Mary Ann Pallis of Harvey's Lake, and Jere and Linda Pallis of Lake Carey; grandchildren: Michelle, Tara, Carrie, Fred and Lea Ann; and six great grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Interment will be in Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, East Hanover.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Black Walnut American Legion Post 510, Black Walnut River Road 1, Laceyville, PA 18623.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sheldonkukuchkafuneralhome.com
Sheldon - Kukuchka Funeral Home - Tunkhannock
73 West Tioga Street
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
Published in The Wyoming County Examiner from Feb. 27 to Mar. 5, 2013