Leon J. Mack, 80, of Orwigsburg, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020. He was surrounded and supported by his loving wife and daughters during the last days of his life.
He spent his life as a husband, father, grandfather and Pennsylvania State Police Trooper protecting and supporting others.
Leon was born April 6, 1939 in Mahanoy City, a son of the late Leo Mack and Adeline (Swirsky) Mack and brother to Elaine Luschas, Berwick.
Leon graduated from Mahanoy City High School in 1956. Upon graduating, he entered the Navy where he served as Aviation Storekeeper Petty Officer 3rd Class. After being honorably discharged in August 1961, he went to McCann School of Business.
Shortly after he was accepted into the Pennsylvania State Police Academy, where he graduated in September 1967. He started his career as highway patrol in Lancaster that quickly led into working undercover vice out of Regimental Headquarters in Harrisburg all over the state of Pennsylvania.
Through the years, Leon was stationed at PSP Reading, PSP Hamburg and finished his career at PSP Frackville. He was extremely proud of his State Police service and the men he served with. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and the National Troopers Coalition.
Leon leaves his wife of 48 years, Alice (Vockie) Mack, his daughters, their spouses and his grandchildren: Karen wife of Mike Bolich, children Abigail, Allison and Emma; Lisa wife of Guy Robinson, children Guy Jr. and Madeline; Pamela Mack; Denise wife of Dan Heim children Darren, Dawson and Deanna.
An evening visitation will be held at Hamilton- Breiner Funeral Home, Inc., Orwigsburg from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday,January 29.
A Mass of the Christian Burial will be held 10:30 am, Thursday,.January 30, at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven, public invited to call from 9:15 to 10:15 at the church. Interment will follow at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the St. Ambrose Church, 201 Randel Street, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972 or the American Cancer Society, 101 West Frack Street, Frackville, PA 17931 in memory of Leon J. Mack.