Gerald S. Leib
Gerald "Gerry" S. Leib, 92, of Harrisburg, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2013 at Community General Osteopathic Hospital.
Gerry was born in Camp Hill to Charles and Mary (Sparver) Leib on August 2, 1920. He graduated from Oxford High School, Oxford, PA and Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA.
He enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Corps and served in World War II as a Bombardier assigned to the 344th Bombardment Group. He flew 65 aerial combat missions and was awarded an Air Medal and 11 Oakleaf Clusters, a Purple Heart, a Theater Ribbon with Four Battle Stars for Air Offensive Europe, Normandy, Northern France and Rhinehold Campaigns and a World War II Victory Medal. Gerry returned to the Harrisburg area where he continued his military career with the Pennsylvania Air National Guard. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant, holding various positions until his retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Gerry worked for over 40 years for the Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvania. He held various supervisory positions until his retirement.
He enjoyed politics and was very active in the Democratic Party.
Gerry had a wonderful retirement. His love for golf kept him playing the game until just a few months ago and traveling with his wife to many beautiful places. He was also a huge fan of everything Notre Dame, especially football and basketball. While he was still able to travel, they took annual trips to Notre Dame for a football game.
His greatest passions were his wife Regina and his family.
He is survived by his daughters, Barbara Leib-Young, and husband Donald Young, of Cary, NC and Christine Marsh and husband Thomas Marsh, of Harrisburg; one granddaughter, Erica Marsh; and a great grandson, Jayden Finney of Harrisburg as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife Regina and his parents.
A visitation will be held at Neill Funeral Home, 3501 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA on Tuesday, April 2nd at 11:00 AM. A service will follow at 12:30 PM at the funeral home. Burial with full military honors will be held at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery following the service.
The family would like to thank Dr. David Ferner, Dr. Paul Smith and their staffs and the nurses and staff of Community General Hospital for their sensitive care of Gerry.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
or JDRF (Type 1 Diabetes) of Greater Harrisrburg.