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Gerald S. Leib

August 2, 1920March 27, 2013
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Gerald S. Leib

Gerald “Gerry” S. Leib, 92, of Harrisburg, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2013 at Community General Osteopathic Hospital. Gerry was born in Camp Hill to Charles and Mary (Sparver) Leib on August 2, 1920. He graduated from Oxford High School, Oxford, PA and Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA. He enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Corps and served in World War II as a Bombardier assigned to the 344th Bombardment Group. He flew 65 aerial combat missions and was awarded an Air Medal and 11 Oakleaf Clusters, a Purple Heart, a Theater Ribbon with Four Battle Stars for Air Offensive Europe, Normandy, Northern France and Rhinehold Campaigns and a World War II Victory Medal. Gerry returned to the Harrisburg area where he continued his military career with the Pennsylvania Air National Guard. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant, holding various positions until his retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel. Gerry worked for over 40 years for the Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvania. He held various supervisory positions until his retirement. He enjoyed politics and was very active in the Democratic Party. Gerry had a wonderful retirement. His love for golf kept him playing the game until just a few months ago and traveling with his wife to many beautiful places. He was also a huge fan of everything Notre Dame, especially football and basketball. While he was still able to travel, they took annual trips to Notre Dame for a football game. His greatest passions were his wife Regina and his family. He is survived by his daughters, Barbara Leib-Young, and husband Donald Young, of Cary, NC and Christine Marsh and husband Thomas Marsh, of Harrisburg; one granddaughter, Erica Marsh; and a great grandson, Jayden Finney of Harrisburg as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Regina and his parents. A visitation will be held at Neill Funeral Home, 3501 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA on Tuesday, April 2nd at 11:00 AM. A service will follow at 12:30 PM at the funeral home. Burial with full military honors will be held at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery following the service. The family would like to thank Dr. David Ferner, Dr. Paul Smith and their staffs and the nurses and staff of Community General Hospital for their sensitive care of Gerry. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or JDRF (Type 1 Diabetes) of Greater Harrisrburg.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, April 2, 2013
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, April 2, 2013
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Gerald S. Leib

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Barbara Leib-Young

May 4, 2013

Hi Dad, how are you and Mom doing? Are you watching our for us? We think of you everyday and miss you both. Don and I played golf yesterday...no hole in one....but a pretty good score considering I hadn't played since January. Next week is Mother's Day and then Father's Day. It's going to be really tough this year and Hallmark is going to suffer. Love you both and miss you. Babe

Barbara Leib-Young

April 17, 2013

Dad, I do this for Mom and now it's your turn. Missing you both.

Karen Wesolek

April 17, 2013

Can't say in words how sorry i am that both Gerry and Jean are gone. Met them many years ago (probably 20) while working in the men's basketball office at Notre Dame. We became friends and stayed friends to this day. Always a pleasure hanging with your parents and going to The Carriage House for a wonderful dinner and great conversation. It's reassuring to know that they are both together again. A very classic couple. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Lilu and Angelo Pedroni

March 31, 2013

Out sympathy and all our love to Barbara and Chris and their family.
We were fortunate to share a path on this Earth with Gerry for many years.
We will miss him , and he will always be our Hero.
Lilu and Angelo

Christy Leo

March 30, 2013

My sympathies to Chris and Barb and their families. So many memories of Gerry, Jean and Gram when I was growing up. I stayed at Jean and Gerry's house when I was little and we would watch Johnny Carson cause I never wanted to go to sleep. Then, years later, Gerry would show me up in abs exercise class at Central Penn (even though he was older, I had trouble keeping up with him). He was always such a class act and the Leib's are like family. We'll miss him just as we miss Jean and Gram.

Jacob Brown

March 30, 2013

Sympathy to all the Leib family. I served under Maj. Leib in the PA Air National Guard many years ago. He was a fine officer. I remembered he always looked like a picture in the military manual when he wore his uniform. A real person and a gentleman. An honor to serve with him.
SSGT Jacob D. Brown Jr.

Donald B. Person

March 30, 2013

My heartfelt condolences to the Leib family. Gerry was one of my "better" supervisors at Bell Telephone. Always had a story, great laughter and enjoyed life, facing it head on with confidence, probably due to his military background. Gerry was a mentor to me and I appreciated his compassion. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Don Person

Ruby Leo

March 30, 2013

My sympathy to Barb & Chris and their families. Gerry and Jean were our dear friends for many years. His mother was our children's Gram and sitter. We will miss his presence in the Manor. Remember - Our loved ones are never gone. They live in our hearts and memories forever. The Leo family.

Dan McFadden

March 30, 2013

Gerry was a good Democratic and Notre Dame man, I knew him because we crossed path on both these two passion that we have, God bless his family ND will miss him.

Megan McCarthy

March 30, 2013

I am so sad to read about Mr. Leib's ("hon's") passing. He was one of the sweetest people I've ever known. He was so passionate about life and lived it well. I will always remember him for that and especially his love and devotion to his family. His smile was infectious and he had such a big heart. He treated you like you were family. I'll always remember he and my Pap at our softball games. They were our #1 fans. I'm sure they are playing the 19th hole now. I send you my deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers at this time. I know he will be missed beyond measure. It's an honor to have known him. May the love and support of friends and family carry you through this difficult time.