David J. LeBahn Sr.

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David J. "Chicago" LeBahn Sr., 75, of South Abington Twp., died Wednesday evening at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of the late Helen Haggerty LeBahn, who died in 2007.

Born in Scranton, son of the late John F. H. and Grace Foresman LeBahn, he was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School, and attended Johnson Technical School for machinist training. He was a proud Navy veteran. Before his retirement, he was a machinist for Eureka Security and Printing Co. He was a member of the Abington Memorial VFW Post No. 7069, Clarks Summit.

He was an avid car lover, train collector and proud grandfather, who was loved by all who knew him. He was an active member of the Villa Capri Cruisers.

Surviving are his stepmother, Helen LeBahn; a son, David J. LeBahn Jr., Boston, Mass.; two daughters, Ruth Howell and her husband, Brian, Montrose; and Margo Grace and her husband, Charles, Scranton; a stepbrother, Henry Rover and his wife, Paula, Scranton; four grandchildren, C.J., James and Elliot Grace and Abigail Howell; a great-grandchild, Olivea Grace; a beloved nephew, Scott Carroll; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Tina Carroll; two brothers, Billy and Tom Georgenakus; and a son-in-law, Robert Publicover.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Michael Kondash for his years of compassion and devotion to David's care.

A celebration of David's life, with naval honors, will be held on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. from the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit.

The family will receive friends from 2 until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave., Fifth Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851.

For directions or to send an online condolence, visit www.lawrenceeyoungfuneralhome.com.

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Published in Scranton Times on July 18, 2014
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