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Leon Barber, Jr.

April 28, 1928 — July 4, 2018

Leon A. Barber Jr. passed away at the age of 90 on July 4, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Hospital, in Lebanon, PA. Leon was born on April 28, 1928 in Washington, DC, and was the son of the late Leon A. Barber Sr. and Elton F. (nee Watson) Barber.

He is survived by his wife Joan D. (nee Becker) Barber of Lebanon, to whom he was married for 61 years, his daughter Lisa Dreibelbis of Lebanon, and his son Leon A. Barber III and his wife Cheryl of Mechanicsburg, PA. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Rachel Dreibelbis, Brittany Barber, and Matthew Barber. Additionally, he is survived by his sister, Diane Lewis.

He was preceded in death by his sister Barbara Bartunek and his son-in-law Ronald Dreibelbis.

Leon was raised in Washington, DC and graduated from Eastern High School. He then served as a corporal in the United States Army in reconstructed Europe during the Korean War. Leon resided in Lebanon, PA for the remainder of his life and retired from San Giorgio Macaroni Company (Hershey Pasta Group division of Hershey Foods).

Leon was a long time active member of the First Evangelical Congregational Church in Lebanon, PA.

Leon held many interests including watching sports, enjoying nature, music, books, old movies, history, trivia, and spending time with his wife and family.

A viewing will be held on Sunday, July 8, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Christman's Funeral Home in Lebanon, PA. A funeral service will follow at 8:00 PM with the Reverend David Dennis officiating.  Burial will be on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA with full military honors. A procession from the funeral home will begin at 10:00 AM.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Evangelical Congregational Church, 607 Chestnut St., Lebanon, PA 17042.

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