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Leander C. Meyer, 75, of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, St. Marys, and formerly of 871 Vine Rd., St. Marys, died Tuesday morning, July 10, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born Nov. 16, 1936 in St. Marys, son of the late James and Regina Young Meyer.
On Nov. 14, 1959, in the Queen of the World Church, he married Margaret â€śMargieâ€ť Koch, who preceded him in death on March 3, 2009.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1955. He was a retired employee of the Keystone Carbon Company.
Mr. Meyer was a member of the Queen of the World Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He is survived by two daughters, Mary (David) Reuscher of California and Vicki (Patrick) Struble of St. Marys; six sons, Jude (Amy) Meyer of Summerville, S.C., Carl (Jen) Meyer of Rifle, Colo., John (Dawn) Meyer of Bradford, Scott (Cathy) Meyer of Kersey, Andrew (Pam) Meyer of Boise, Idaho and James (Heather) Meyer of Greensburg; 14 grandchildren; one sister, Alice (Walter) Snelick of Kersey; one brother, Bernie (Mary) Meyer of St. Marys; and a sister-in-law, Gretchen Meyer of St. Marys.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Meyer.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Leander C. Meyer will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Friday, July 13, 2012 at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Daniel Wolfel, OSB, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Maryâ€™s Cemetery. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemenâ€™s Burial Detail.
Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Thursday from 5-8 p.m.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Rd., St. Marys, PA 15857; or to the Elk County Catholic High School Athletic Association, 600 Maurus St., St. Marys, PA 15857.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.