Leon D. Pifer (1925 - 2017)

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Leon D. Pifer, age 91, of Williams Road, Reynoldsville, Pa., (Hazen) died on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at the McKinley Health Center in Brookville.
Born on Oct. 30, 1925, in Westville, Pa., he was the son of the late John and Mildred Archibald Pifer. Leon was married to Mary Anderson and she preceded him in death in October of 1988. He then married Shirley Irvine Ross on March 19, 1989, and she survives.
Retired, Leon worked in the construction industry, primarily as an estimator at Contemporary Builders in Anaheim, Calif., for over 20 years.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces as a Gunner during World War II, and was a member of the Beechtree Union Church. He was a member of the Eagles Club in Falls Creek, and was a member of the V.F.W. Club at Crenshaw.
Leon was a licensed pilot and enjoyed flying, hunting and being in the outdoors. He also enjoyed keeping himself active working on numerous carpentry and construction projects.
In addition to his wife Shirley he is also survived by three sons, Dave (Laura) Pifer of Apple Valley, Calif., Jerry Ross of Hazen, Greg (Brenda) Ross of Columbus, Ohio; two daughters, Linda Minjarez of Brockway and Deborah (Charles) Ford of Falls Creek. Leon is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren as well as two nieces, Patty Redmond and Sylvia Felt, both of Brockway.
He is also preceded in death by a son, Steve Pifer.
There will be no public visitation. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Aug. 17 at 11 a.m. at the Beechtree Union Church with the Rev. Terry Felt officiating. Burial will be in the Beechtree Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Beechtree Union Church, C/O Rev. Terry Felt, 3023 Beechton Road, Brockway, PA 15824, or to the .
The Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc. is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at csfhinc.com.
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Published in The Courier Express on Aug. 15, 2017
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