Leroy H Layser Jr.

June 21, 1947August 23, 2013

Leroy H. Layser, Jr. 66, died Friday, August 23, 2013 in the Hershey Medical Center. He was the husband of Sherry McKinney Layser. He was born in Lebanon on June 21, 1947, a son of Jeannette LaTulippe Layser of Lebanon and the late Leroy H. Layser, Sr. He was a lifetime self-employed truck driver. Leroy was a member of the Lebanon Church of the Brethren. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a NASCAR fan, classic car enthusiasts; enjoyed watching western movies and reading books and especially loved his truck. Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are children, Doug Stalnecker and wife Trudy of Lebanon; Jeff Stalnecker of MD; Kelly Beidler and husband Jim of Lebanon; Angela Fite and husband Nathan of Shermansdale; Jerry Layser and companion Deb D’Aurelio of Annville; Matt Klinger of Manheim; Steven Klinger of Jonestown; Leigh Tomecek of Lebanon; twelve grandchildren; two great grandchildren; sister, Janet Zerbe of Myerstown; niece, Emily Zerbe Emerich of Lancaster. He was preceded in death by his first wife Patricia A. Kleinfelter Layser and grandson, William Berndt. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM in the Rohland Funeral Home, 508 Cumberland St., Lebanon with a viewing beginning on Wednesday at 10:00 AM. Interment will be made in the Grand View Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Kidney Foundation of Central PA, 1500 Paxton St., Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17104.


  • Viewing Wednesday, August 28, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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Sherry Layser

June 3, 2014

I think of you every day and miss your laughter and strength. You never gave up and that's a tribute to your strength and character. So glad we had 13 years together. I will cherish the memories. Love Always, Sherry

Bill & Nancy

September 17, 2013

Sherry and family,
So sorry to hear about Leroy. We weren't aware of his passing until a week ago. Bill and I are sorry we couldn't be there to express our sympathies. Bill will lways remember him and their truck driving days.

Helene Weigle Ruth

September 4, 2013

Dear Sherry & Family,
I am so sorry to just see of Leroy's passing. May you find peace in your shared memories & Love for Leroy.
In Sympathy & Love,

Tom Bross

August 28, 2013

Sherry, it was sad to get news today of Leroy's passing. Leroy and I were buddies both in Sunday School from an early age, through high school at South Lebanon. Know that I, as well as our classmates, are thinking of you in this time and wish you the strength to adjust to the inevitable changes in your life. Hope to see you at our 50th reunion.

Karol French

August 28, 2013

Sherry and family, so sorry to hear of Leroy's passing. May your memories bring you comfort, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Classmate, Karol FrenchO'Hearn


August 28, 2013

Leroy...I miss your laughter and your strength. I will hold you always in my heart. May God hold you in his loving arms until we meet again. I love you.

Lily Lee

August 27, 2013

Sherry,,,,there are no words to describe your loss. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family. May you find comfort and peace through this difficult time.It was a pleasure to have known Leroy.

Sarah Loeb

August 27, 2013

Sherry, I am so sorry for your loss. I know this is a difficult time for you but just know that we are all here for you and if there is anything you need we will be there to help.

Brian & Carol Yahn

August 26, 2013

May the love of friends and family help you through these trying times. Godspeed.

Sue Dieffenbach

August 26, 2013

Sherry, Jeannette and Janet and families,
Please accept our sincere sympathy on Junior's passing. I am leaving on Tuesday for Pittsburgh to help our daughter and baby while her hubby is away on work and am just so sorry to have to miss seeing you. Junior and I spent the first year of our lives together at my Grandpa Bamberger's house in Jonestown; my parents were in the upstairs apartment and Leroy and Jeannette in the downstairs. I have a great old photo someplace of us all going for a walk. We pray for God's peace that passes understanding to be your comfort at this time.