Billy D. Leitzel


Billy D. Leitzel, 82, of Herndon, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
He was born March 21, 1936, in Jordan Township, a son of the late Samuel and Margaret (Kratzer) Leitzel. On Feb. 24, 1973, he married the former Judy A. Kissinger who survives.

Billy was a lifelong resident of Herndon. He was a graduate of Mahanoy Joint High School Herndon and served in the Army.
He was employed at the former Milton Shoe Company, Herndon as a plant manager. He later worked at Butter Krust Bakery in Sunbury.
Billy was a member of the Mandata American Legion and Herndon Fire Company.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Colline King of Stroudsburg; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Toni and Kevin Sponsler of Millersburg, Linda and Gary Mitzel of Reading, Billie Leitzel of Hershey, and adopted daughter, Donna Leitzel of Reading; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Dennis Leitzel of Halifax; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Ruby Rutter; and four brothers, Stewart, Lester, Jack and Marvin Leitzel.

There will be no calling hours.

The Robert G. Foust Jr. Funeral Home, 841 W. Shamokin St., Trevorton is assisting the family with arrangements.
Published on January 6, 2019
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