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Leonard Judson "Jud" Gears


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Leonard Judson "Jud" Gears Obituary
Leonard Judson "Jud" Gears

AGE: 96 • Quarryville, PA

Leonard Judson "Jud" Gears, age 96 of Quarryville, PA, passed away on June 29, 2017 after a short illness at Quarryville Presbyterian Home. He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Betty Wagner Gears, and his children and stepchildren, Judson Gears (Betty) of Penn Valley, CA, Joy Martin (Rich) of Placerville, CA, James Gears (Kay) of West Chester, PA, James Prettyman (Beth) of Oxford, PA, Robert Prettyman of Quarryville, PA and Mary Stafford of Concord, NC. He is also survived by several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Becky Prettyman.

Jud was born in Chestertown, MD on March 7, 1921 to the late Leonard C. and Lillian Buchanan Gears. He graduated from High School in Chestertown, MD and also from Goldey Beacom College in Wilmington, DE. Jud was employed by E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. for 42 years. He attended church at the New London Methodist Church in New London, PA for many years, served as Chairman of several committees and sang in the Choir. He had a beautiful tenor voice and often sang at weddings.

Jud loved flowers and gardening as well as country music, dancing and playing cards.

The family would like to thank the administration and nursing staff of Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Home for their excellent care Jud received during his last days.

Services will be held at Ruffenach Family Funeral Home 224 Penn Avenue, Oxford, PA 19363 on Friday July 7, 2017 at 11:00am. Family and friends may visit from 10:00 to 11:00 at the funeral home.

Interment will follow at the Head of Christiana Cemetery, Newark DE.
Published in The News Journal on July 4, 2017
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