Leo W. Fertig Jr.

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Leo W. Fertig Jr., 82, of Centre Street, Ashland, passed away Tuesday, March 12, at the Broad Mountain Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center, Frackville.

Born in Lavelle, March 4, 1937, he was a son of the late Leo W. and Mary Joyce Fertig Sr.

He was a graduate of the former Ashland High School, Class of 1957.

Leo served in the Army as an armed security guard in Germany during the Korean Conflict, attaining the rank of private first class with the Company B of the 9th Ordinance Battalion. Following his service time, he was employed 40 years for the Standard Press Steel Co. in Jenkintown and Fort Washington as an order estimator.

He was a member of the American Legion, Frackville, Good Fellowship Club, Ashland, Mowry Rod and Gun Club, Mountain Valley Senior Golf Club and a former member of the Lavelle Fire Company.

Preceding him in death were a brother, Gene R. Fertig, passing in April 1993, and a brother-in-law, Asher Smith.

Surviving are his wife, Marie Shoup Fertig, married 59 years; daughter, Mary Lynn, wife of Douglas Theisen, Vienna, Va.; daughter, Ann Marie, wife of Joseph Groody, Ashland; son, Leon Fertig, Ashland; son, Mark Fertig and his wife, Heather, Warminster; brother, Kenneth "Wade" Fertig and his wife, Sally, Warminster; brother, Robert Fertig and his wife, Linda, Pitman; brother, Allen Fertig and his wife, Ann, Lavelle; sister, Burdell Smith, Mowry; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, in the Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, 1323 Centre St., Ashland. Officiating will be the Rev. Dana Heckman Beil, pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Ashland. Interment with military honors will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery, Lavelle. A visitation will be held starting at 9 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials may be made to Schuyl-kill Community Area Foundation, 216 S. Centre St., Pottsville, PA 17901, to be used for Willow Park of Ashland. The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home of Ashland is in charge at arrangements. Visit www.Fritzfuneralhome.com.

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