Leo F. Greenthaner, 88, a resident of Silver Creek Terrace, St. Marys, died unexpectedly Friday morning, Jan. 6, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born Dec. 20, 1923 in Cadogan, son of the late Fred and Mary Kurzinger Greenthaner.
On September 11, 1958 in Emporium, he married Alice Louise McMaster, who preceded him in death on April 9, 2010.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended New Bethlehem schools. He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Corp., retiring in 1986 after 38 years of service.
He is survived by two daughters, Darlene Distler (Steve) of St. Marys and Tracy Fritz (Steve) of St. Marys; two sons, Michael Greenthaner (Barbara) of St. Marys and Rodney Greenthaner (Julie) of St. Marys; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Bernard Greenthaner of St. Marys.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Steven Greenthaner; three sisters, Anastasia Fair, Cecelia Dorchack, Adeline Wilhelm; and two brothers, Raymond and Arthur Greenthaner.
Mr. Greenthaner was a member of the St. Maryâ€™s Church, was a K of C 4th Degree, a member of the Quarter Century Club of the Stackpole Carbon Corp., and was a Veteran of WWII, having served in the U.S. Army.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Leo F. Greenthaner will be celebrated in the St. Maryâ€™s Church on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Meinrad Lawson, OSB, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Maryâ€™s Cemetery.
Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday from 5-8 p.m.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses Inc., Memorial Fund, 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857; or to the St. Maryâ€™s Church, 144 Church St., St. Marys, PA 15857.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.