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Leonard A. Gearhart, Jr. 80
of 502 Mount Joy Road, Clearfield died on Friday, April 18, 2003 at his residence.
He was born on May 20, 1922 in Clearfield, a son of the late Leonard A. and Rilla Amanda (Hooven) Gearhart, Sr.
Mr. Gearhart retired from the former Clearfield Furs after 52 years of service.
He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and a former member of the Clearfield Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 540, the Clearfield American Legion John Lewis Shade Post #6 and the Loyal Order of Moose #97 of Clearfield.
A veteran of the US Army, he served during World War II and later for 25 years with the Civil Air Patrol as a Major.
In 2001 he received the SB Elliott State Park award for 2500 volunteer hours to the park.
On July 17, 1946 in Hagerstown, MD he wed the former Eva Jene Mohney who survives along with two children,
Bonnie Jean Hubert and husband Terry Washoe Valley, NV
Leonard A. 'Sonnie' Gearhart, III and wife Lorraine Clearfield
Tulley, Galen, Matthew, Trevor and Cory
two great granddaughters,
Abbigayle Jean and Kayla Ann
two sisters and a brother,
Dorothy Lansberry Atlanta, GA
Josephine Shaffer and husband Pastor Robert Curwensville
Robert Gearhart and wife Susan Green Acres, FL
and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Margaret Surber. A sister, Mary Dague of Clearfield, died Sunday, April 20, 2003.
Funeral services will be held at the Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield on Tuesday at 2:00 PM with Rev. Richard B. Cartwright officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Clearfield.
Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by the members of the Clearfield American legion and VFW Posts.
Friends will be received at the funeral home on Monday from 7-9:00 PM and on Tuesday from Noon until 2:00 PM.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Clearfield Foundation for Health Hospice, PO Box 992, Clearfield or to the charity of one's choice.
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