Lee E. Leiby

Lee E. Leiby, 84, of Catawissa passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at Maria Hall, Danville where he had been a guest for the past 5 days.

Born in Aristes on October 25, 1932, he was a son of the late Elmer L. and Margaret E. (Raup) Leiby. He graduated from Catawissa High School in 1950, and was employed at TRW/Textron for over 40 years until retiring in 1996.

Lee was a member of the former Catawissa Masonic Lodge, which is now Elysburg Masonic Lodge #349. He was a car enthusiast, in his younger years he owned a DeSoto which he would often take to car shows.

He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 59 years, Mary Ellen (Bickert) Leiby; son, Mitchell Leiby and wife Tammy, Catawissa; daughters, Jill Leiby, Bloomsburg; Tina Leiby and companion John Thomas, Clarks Summit; grandchildren, Nathan Leiby and Allyson Leiby, both of Catawissa; and sister-in-law, Janet Leiby, Bloomsburg.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Rhea Oberdorf; and brother, Earl Leiby.

In keeping with Lee’s wishes, services will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to Heller Funeral Home, LLC, Nescopeck.

Memorial contributions in Lee’s memory are suggested to Geisinger Columbia Montour Hospice, 410 Glenn Ave, Suite 200, Bloomsburg, PA 17815.

Online messages of comfort can be sent to condolences@hellerfuneral.com