W. Leroy Gettel

W. Leroy Gettel, 81, a resident of Elmcroft, Shippensburg, died on the evening of Sunday, December 2, 2012. He was born on July 6, 1931, in Shippensburg, a son of the late Walter B. and Amanda Wenger Gettel. On June 7, 1958, Leroy married Ms. Anna Grace Crider at the Myersville Brethren in Christ Church. Leroy worked as a Custodian for Shippensburg University, for 25 years, retiring in 1994. He was also known for operating his side business, fixing lawn mowers and small engines, at his little shop next to his home for many years. Leroy was a member of the Shippensburg Church of the Nazarene. He also enjoyed looking around for good deals at the local flea markets. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Anna Grace; his daughter, Irene A. O'Donnell of Carlisle; his son, Donald Lee Gettel of Shippensburg; two grandchildren, Tonya (Chris) Crouse of Newville and Corey O'Donnell of Shippensburg; two great-grandchildren, Serena and Mackenzie Crouse of Newville; one brother, Jay E. Gettel of Shippensburg; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, he was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at the Air Hill Brethren in Christ Church. The Rev. Blair McKim will officiate. Interment will follow in the Air Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services on Thursday, at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the at 3544 N. Progress Blvd. Ste #103 Harrisburg, PA 17110. Online condolences may be expressed at www.fogelsanger-brickerfuneralhome.com

Published in Public Opinion on Dec. 4, 2012