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Walter Leroy Yutzey

September 11, 1923 ~ January 24, 2017 (age 93)

Obituary

Walter “Leroy” Yutzey, 93, Meyersdale, died January 24, 2017 at Meyersdale Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Downey, Pa.  September 11, 1923 to the late Leroy and Alverda (Hartge) Yutzey. Preceded in death by sisters; Mable Kimmel and Florence Myers. Son, Roger Alan Yutzey.  Survived by his wife of 72-years, Shirley Ross Yutzey. Survived by sons; Gregory Yutzey and his wife Kathy of DuBois and Fred Yutzey and his wife Debby of Meyersdale. Daughter-in-law, Nancy Hengst of Fort Ashby. Grandchildren; Roger (Lori) Yutzey, Karen Yutzey, Jessica (Todd) Quinter, Amy (Zac) Snyder, Matthew (Laura) Yutzey, Randy (Heather) Yutzey, Eric (Nicole) Yutzey, and Jill (Kyle) Latsha. Thirteen Great Grandchildren. Sister, Carole (Floyd) Klink of Meyersdale. Leroy graduated from Shanksville Stoneycreek High School in 1942 where he was named “Most Attractive Boy”, boy with the friendliest smile, and best boy athlete. Leroy proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WW II. He attained the rank of Tech Sargent in the Fighting 69th Infantry Division. One of his army buddies once commented “he was the smallest in stature, but we would have followed him anywhere.” His tour of duty took him to England, France, and Belgium. He fought in the Battle of Bulge. They fought through Siegfried, crossed the Rhine River and fought in Kassel. They captured Leipzig and continued to make the first link-up with Russian forces at Forgau on the Elbe River bringing the war to a close. Leroy was a life long member of the Meyersdale Church of the Brethren where he served as deacon, sunday school superintendent, and various positions on the board. Music came naturally to him. He taught himself to play the organ. He was a member of the Church choir, men's chorus, and Greasy Spoons + 2 Kitchenband. He also sang at numerous weddings and events in the county. He loved the outdoors and spent time hunting and fishing with his sons and grandsons. His kind, gentle personality made him a pleasure to be around. He was seldom seen without a smile and was a genuine man. His life belonged to God, his wife, and family. He will be sadly missed by all. Family and friends will be received on Thursday from  5-8:00 PM at the M. Ray Leckemby Funeral Home. There will be a viewing on Friday from 12-1:00 PM at the Meyersdale Church of the Brethren prior to the service, the Funeral Service will be at 1:00 PM with  Pastor Peter Kaltenbaugh officiating. Interment Meyersdale Area Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Meyersdale Church of the Brethren. Arrangements by the M. Ray Leckemby Funeral Home. (www.mrayleckembyfh.com)

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
January 26, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
M. Ray Leckemby Funeral Home
203 North St
Meyersdale, PA 15552

Funeral Service
Friday
January 27, 2017

1:00 PM
Meyersdale Church of the Brethren

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