M. Ray Leckemby

Born: Fri., Nov. 1, 1929
Died: Sat., May 6, 2017


Visitation

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., May 10, 2017
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thu., May 11, 2017
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., May 11, 2017
Location: M Ray Leckemby Funeral Home


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., May 12, 2017
Location: Amity United Church Of Christ


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M. Ray Leckemby, 87, Meyersdale, went to be with the Lord on May 6, 2017. Born in Meyersdale, November 1, 1929 to the late Merle Ray and Martha (Weimer) Leckemby. Survived by his wife of 65 years, Rosetta (Stangarone) Leckemby. Sisters; Mickey Silver and Barbara Shroyer of Florida. Nieces; Teresa Bisset, Rosetta Elaine Forback, and Barbara (Kenny) Steinrich. Nephew, John Stangarone. Great Nephews; Michael (Melinda) Steinrich and Steven (Kim) Steinrich. Great Niece, Margaret Forback. Great-Great Nieces; Johnna Hope and Madison Jo Steinrich. Great-Great Nephew, Wyatt Steinrich. Numerous other nieces and nephews. Special family friends; Doug and Nanette Johnson, Leslie and Joyce Schardt, Louie and Kristen Martin and his best friend, his dog Casper. Ray served in the United States Army, during the Korean War, served on the Peace Train with the war correspondence stationed in Panmunjom, South Korea. Ray was a graduate of the Meyersdale High School Class of 1947. He attended Counter Intelligence School, Fort Holabird in Baltimore, Maryland, Frostburg State Teachers College, Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Ray was a licensed Minister for the United Church of Christ for 40 years. (Penn West Conference United Church of Christ). He was a member of the Amity United Church of Christ. He served many churches throughout Somerset County, served at Mt. Zion Hay's United Church of Christ for 10 years. Ray was active in Meyersdale Masonic Lodge #554, Royal Chapter, Shriners, and Imperial Chapter. Ray served on many boards over the years;  Meyersdale Municipal Authority, American Legion Post 112, Maple Festival, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center for 10 years, Chairman for 7 years on the Meyersdale Hospital Board and Seibert Youth Dam. Ray belonged to the PA Funeral Directors Association, Somerset County Funeral Directors Association, lifetime member of the Meyersdale Moose. Ray was the Citizen of the Year in 1977. Ray started working as a very young boy to help his mother, worked at a Sawmill, H.G. Bender, Acme Market, delivered newspapers, FBI, and Price Funeral Home. Ray started the Cub Scouts in Meyersdale and coached “Rotary” baseball. Ray owned a Pool Hall and Ice Cream Parlor in Meyersdale and made wood parts for beds for Veteran's Hospital's. In 1975 he bought the Konhaus Funeral Home and renamed it, M. Ray Leckemby Funeral, the Funeral Home was Ray's life for many years. Ray was a local historian, loved being active and social in his community, was a very giving and generous man. His hobbies were needlepoint, reading, and collecting antiques. Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words, and missed beyond measure. Not for himself but for others he lived.......Family and friends will be received  Wednesday from 6-8 PM and  Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8PM at the M. Ray Leckemby Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM at the Amity United Church of Christ with Pastor Connie Garlick and Pastor Keith Grimm officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment to follow at the Meyersdale Area Union Cemetery.  Arrangements by the M. Ray Leckemby Funeral Home. (www.mrayleckembyfh.com)

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Barbara Deal
   Posted Mon May 08, 2017
Dear Mrs. Leckemby: Please accept my condolences for your great loss. Ray's life was one of dedication to family and community, and he will be missed by many.

Sincerely,

Barbara Deal

juanita merrill
   Posted Tue May 09, 2017
RIP...you will be forever remembered for your compassion toward my family when my bothers died,,, prayers for your family,,you will be missed

Michele Lindeman-Camarota
   Posted Tue May 09, 2017
Please accept my deepest sympathies as Ray will be greatly missed. I knew him as a child as he amnd his wife were my neighbors. I have fond memories of swimming in their pool with mom watching over me and his brother Harry giving the neighbor kids cookies. I still have the wooden toy that Ray and Harry made for me in the wood shop. It was always fun when Ray and Rosetta be out would riding their bicycles and sometime I went roo on mine.

Ray was there when my dad, Dave Lindeman, passed and made sure he locked up the house until I could get there from Ohio. He did a wonderful job with dad as well as with my other relatives by caring for them and made sure everything was perfect.

Ray was a wonderful man and will be missed beyond words could ever express.

With deepest sympathies,
Michele Lindeman-Camarota
Ray affectionatly called me "Mickie"

Anne McClure Shale
   Posted Tue May 09, 2017
Rosie:

I send to you my thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of your
Husband. May your family and your friends and your memories of good times
help you through this period of loss. My sympathy to you--
Anne McClure Shale

Melva J. Small-Howard
   Posted Wed May 10, 2017
Sincere sympathy to Mrs. Leckemby and family.

I am the grandddaughter of the late Sidney M. and Sarah B. Lawson Eisler,
daughter of Agnes B. Eisler Small and neiece of Jeanne L. Eisler Healy.

I spoke with Mr. Leckemby several years ago, concerning the Eisler plot in Union Cementary. We had an enjoying conversation.

I can remember riding with Grandma and Pop on Sunday mornings to attend Amity Church. In fact after their passing, Mom donated Grandma's
pretty pump organ to the church. I was fascinated that you pumped the bellows to make music.

I have lost touch with Mickey and Barbra, after Aunt Jeanne passing.
If anyone has contact information for them, I would be greatly appreciative if you would forward any info to above e-mail.

Again, so sorry to the family upon the loss of Mr. Leckemby.

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