2011-04-14 / Obituaries

Robert E. Leidig Sr.

Newburg, 83

Robert E. Leidig Sr., 83, Newburg, Pa., died Sunday, April 10, 2011, in Chambersburg Hospital.

Born February 26, 1928, in Greencastle, he was a son of the late Edgar J. and Catherine Mae Hykes Leidig.

He was a retired supervisor, working for more than 46 years at Hoffman Mills in Shippensburg.

He was a member of Durff-Kuhn VFW Post 6168, Shippensburg.

He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War, serving as a sergeant with Company C of the 72nd Tank Battalion.

He is survived by his wife, Janet H. Graham Leidig; a son, Robert E. Leidig Jr., and his wife, Deborah; two daughters: Sharon L. Askey and her husband, Paul, Carlisle, and Renee E. Vanderau and her husband, William, Newburg; a brother, Wilbur Leidig, Waterfall; a sister, Barbara Clark, Newburg; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 14, at Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home Inc., Shippensburg, at 10:30 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. E. Martin Bair. Burial, with military honors conducted by Shippensburg VFW and American Legion Posts will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens. The viewing will be Wednesday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 384 Floral Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Online condolences at www.fogelsanger-brickerfuneralhome.com.

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