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Bertram Daniel “Bert” Leiby, 90 – Dairy Farmer, Former Walker Twp. Supervisor

Bertram Daniel “Bert” Leiby, 90, of Walker Township, died on January 19, 2023, at home.

He was the husband of June Leiby to whom he had been married 63 years at the time of her death in 2016.

Born in Coaldale, PA on May 13, 1932, Bert was the son of the late Daniel and Erma (Nester) Leiby.

A 1950 graduate of Tamaqua High School, he was primarily a dairy farmer who also raised vegetables and turkeys over the years.

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Bert was a member of Zion Church of the Lewistown Valley where he served as an Elder.

He served as a Walker Township supervisor for 25 years and volunteered for Habitat for Humanity where he had the opportunity to work with former President Jimmy Carter.

Bert was a member of a number of varied organizations having belonged to the Sons of the American Revolution, Masonic Lodge No. 238, Gideons – Central Camp, the Schuylkill County Fair Association, the Schuylkill County Agricultural Museum, the Farm Credit Board, Tamaqua Royal Arch Chapter No. 177, the Rajah Shriners, the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, the White Shrine, and the Antique Engine, Tractor, and Toy Club, Inc.

He is survived by sons, Bruce Leiby and his wife Carol of Tamaqua, Scott Leiby and his wife Linda of Tamaqua, Dean Leiby and his wife Kathy of Manheim, and John Leiby and his wife Helen of New Ringgold; daughter, Kay Ann Creyer of Blandon; 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; sisters, Elinor Wagner of Harrisburg, and Joan Smith of Lewistown Valley; and several nephews and nieces.

He was predeceased by a sister, Phyllis Fisher and son-in-law, Mark Creyer.

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A memorial service will be held at 3 PM on Sunday, January 29, 2023 in Zion Church of the Lewistown Valley which will be followed by an ice cream social in the church social hall.

Memorial donations in Bertram’s name may be made to Zion Church of the Lewistown Valley, 491 Valley Road, Tamaqua, PA 18252.

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