Leroy Slemmer Oelschlager

JUDGE LEROY SLEMMER OELSCHLAGER, 85, OF GREEN LANE Judge LeRoy Slemmer Oelschlager, 85, of Green Lane, passed away April 21, 2013. He was the husband of Doris Jane (Lynch) Oelschlager. Born in Telford, he was a son of the late Ephraim Y. and Katie U. (Slemmer) Oelschlager. LeRoy received a BS in Criminal Justice from Penn State. He was a retired Montgomery County Senior District Justice. LeRoy received a citation from the PA House of Representatives for "Five Decades of Dedicated and Distinguished Service to the Upper Perkiomen Valley". He was a life member and past president of the Upper Perkiomen Lions Club and received many Lions' awards, including the International President's Commendation Award and the Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow. LeRoy was active in the Boy Scouts of America, as well as the Upper Salford and Red Hill Fire Companies. He was a past board member of the Open Line, Kencrest, and the Upper Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce. He was a past Marlborough Township Supervisor. LeRoy was a founding member of the Advent Lutheran Church in Harleysville, and a board member of the Old Goshenhoppen Cemetery Assn. Surviving with his wife of 63 years, are children: LeRoy Mark, and his wife, Anna, of Woodstock, GA; Judith, wife of David Formalarie, of Annandale, NJ; Richard, and his wife, Denise, of Norristown, PA; Patricia, wife of Toy Tachayapong, of Emmaus, PA; Russell, and his wife, Barbara, of Mountain Top, PA; and Janet, wife of John Pescatore, of Lawrence, NY; 9 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandsons. He was pre-deceased by a sister, Arlene Landis. Services will be on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Advent Lutheran Church, 470 Landis Road, Harleysville, PA 19438. A viewing will be from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday at the Falk Funeral Homes & Crematory, 163 Main Street, Pennsburg, and from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the church In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Church Memorial Fund OR to the UPV Lion's Club. To offer on-line condolences, please visit www.falkfuneralhomes.com.

Published in The Mercury on Apr. 23, 2013