Ambrose Z. Leedy

Ambrose Z. Leedy, 93, of Shippensburg, went to be with his Lord Tuesday, October 2, 2012, surrounded by his loving family at home. Born December 1, 1918, in Roxbury, Franklin County, he was a son of the late Ambrose B. and Etta Ensminger Leedy. Ambrose was a member of the Mainsville United Brethren Church, Shippensburg and retired from the Letterkenny Army Depot after 32 years of employment. He was a loving and hard working husband and father. Ambrose enjoyed hunting and most of all helping his family. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Meda E. Varner Leedy; three sons, Lester E. Leedy and his wife, Robilee of Shippensburg, Leland L. Leedy of Newburg, and Kevin L. Leedy and his wife, Peggy of Camden, S.C.; one sister, Bertha Thompson of York, 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents Ambrose was preceded in death by two brothers, Elmer and Bob Leedy; and five sisters, Martha Shank, Hulda Shoap, and Myrtle, Mary, and Ruth Leedy. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home Inc., Shippensburg. Officiating will be The Rev. Donald L. Herb and The Rev. Robert L. Mentzer. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens. A viewing will be held Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mainsville United Brethren Church, 1354 Mainsville Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257. Online condolences may be expressed at

Published in Public Opinion on Oct. 4, 2012