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Leon E. Case, 90, a 43-year resident of Centermoreland, passed away on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, at Smith Health Care in Mountain Top.

Born in Hartford, Conn., he was a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a degree in political science.

His entire career was devoted to the renewal of towns and cities, first at the Department of Housing and Urban Development; and, from 1966 to 1979 as Executive Director of the Wilkes-Barre Redevelopment Authority.

During Case's tenure, the Authority oversaw more than $190 million in urban renewal projects including the Dyer Lane, State Street. Heights, Brookside, Iron Triangle and South Wilkes-Barre projects. The $58 million Downtown project alone, a result of the 1972 Agnes flood, resulted in the construction of new office buildings, institutional expansion, residential developments, retail complexes and massive public improvements which transformed the city.

Lee is survived by his wife, Graysha K. Harris; his children: Alison Adkins and husband Walt of Luray, Va., Craig Case of Wilkes-Barre and, Jennifer Case and husband Pat McElhenny of White Haven; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A private celebration of Lee's life will be held at the pond on the family home in Centermoreland.

In his honor, memorial contributions may be made to The Humane Society of the United States, P.O. Box 96930, Washington, D.C. 20077-7229; or the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C., 20090-6011.

Arrangements by Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home, Inc., Shavertown.

Published by Wyoming County Examiner on Dec. 28, 2021.
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Lee was a wonderful man who did a lot for the community with his talents and expertise. Bless his dear family.
Cheryl McLaughlin
January 4, 2022
Graysha My thoughts are with you and family. My years with Lee at WBRA will be remembered for his great personality and how he treated all of us. Dave W
Dave Williams
January 1, 2022
Lee had such a positive effect on so many lives during his life, and he taught so many to be professional, and caring. I have such fond memories, of the day I put big bass in his pond, and we sat for an hour just talking about his pond, it was his favorite place on his farm. My prayers are with his family.
duane albert craig
December 29, 2021
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