LEIPCHACK, John A., 89, Elton, PA, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family on Feb. 25, 2023. Born Feb. 11, 1934 in Rockingham, PA. Son of John and Bertha (Burkholder) Leipchack. Preceded in death by parents, daughter Cynthia Marsh, daughter-in-law Pauline "Pinky" Leipchack, sister Virginia Chapman and brother-in-law Robert Coleman. Survived by loving wife of 66 years and high school sweetheart Shirley (Cruse), son Jeffrey, grandchildren Adam, Blake and Bethany, wife of Matthew Moore. Great-grandson Rowan. Sister Edie Coleman and brother Larry Leipchack and wife Bonnie (Schreiber). Nieces and nephews Gail Statler, Bob Lapinsky, Rayna Jones, Larry Leipchack, Jr. and also numerous other family members and friends including Pat Sracic and J.R. also his dog, which was his faithful companion. Graduate from Adams Township High School in 1953. Retired, after 47 years, from SCM Metals as a maintenance supervisor. John was also a skilled electrician. "Sonny" was a long-standing member of Elton United Methodist Church, where he served on a variety of church projects and committees. He was a member of Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Altoona and Summit Lodge No. 312 of the Freemasons, Ebensburg. "Sonny's" two greatest interests were landscaping, where he could be found riding his John Deere tractor, mowing the lawn several times a week and was noted as having the cleanest vehicles in the area. Special thanks to Home Health and Windber Hospice for their exceptional care. Words cannot express our gratitude for the comfort and care they gave John. John is now at peace where he is reunited in heaven with Cindy and Pinky. The family will receive friends from 3 to 7 pm where Masonic Service will be held at 6 pm Wednesday at Meek and Dalla Valle Funeral Home, Windber and from 10 until time of service at 11 am, Thursday at Elton United Methodist Church. Rev. Daryl Penrod, pastor. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Elton United Methodist Church or Windber Hospice in memory of John.
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