Helmet K. Leis Sr. Waterfall, 78
He was born September 18, 1934, to Karl and Elise ( Oswald) Leis. He was married to Phyllis Stauffer Leis on November 26, 1955.
He was the owner and operator of Leis Family Country Market in Bowmansville, Pa., until he retired in 1999.
He was the past master and a 25-year member of Teutonia Lodge #367, a 25- year member of the Scottish Rite and a past patron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Fulton Chapter #519.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Leis, Waterfall; four sons: Helmut Leis Jr. of New Holland, Pa.; David E. Leis of Bowmansville, Pa.; Wilhelm E. Leis Sr. of Waterfall; and Phillip C. Leis of Denver, Pa.; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Rudi Leis of Spain.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Karl Leis and Elise Glowatzki; and one brother, Manfred Leis
A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 8, at 1 p.m., at St. James Episcopal Church, 309 South Richard Street, Bedford, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Order of the Eastern Star, Fulton Chapter, PO Box 68, McConnellsburg, PA 17233 or Episcopal ERD, USA, 815 Second Ave, New York City, NY 10017.
Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Homes, 322 North Second Street, McConnellsburg, will be handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.kelso-corneliusfuneralhome.com