The Daily Item
MILLMONT — Leroy Melvin Stamm, 74, of 756 Stover Road for the past 51 years, went home to be with his Lord and Savior at noon Monday, March 25, 2013, at Rolling Hills Manor, where he had been a resident since 2011.
He was born Dec. 1, 1938, in Lewisburg, a son of the late Melvin T. and Helen E. (Pontius) Stamm. On Dec. 23, 1961, in Lincoln Chapel United Methodist Church, Laurelton, he married the former Carolyn K. Wenrick who survives.
Leroy attended Mifflinburg High School and served in the Air Force from 1954 to 1958, as an airplane mechanic in England.
Leroy was the owner and operator of Stamm’s Auto Sales and Repair Shop, Millmont, from 1978 until 2011, and from 1994 to 2010, Stamm’s II, in Selinsgrove. Earlier in life, he worked at Phillips Industries, Danville, and at Pennsylvania House, Lewisburg for 15 years.
He was a gate keeper at the Selinsgrove Speedway for many years, the P.A.D.E. since 1975, and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge, Mifflinburg.
Leroy enjoyed traveling with his wife, hunting, NASCAR racing, and spending time with his family.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 51 years, are one son, David A. Stamm, of Millmont; three daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela S. and Oren Reber, of Mifflinburg, Jacqueline L. and Rick Smith, of Millmont, and Kathy M. and Lee Heckert, of Mifflinburg; one brother and sister-in-law, John R. Sr. and Betty Stamm, of Millmont; one sister and brother-in-law, Dolly and Leo Luci, of State College; seven grandchildren, Ray Kline, Jr., Laura Peffer, Taylor Stamm, Allen Stamm, Richard Smith, II, Megan Kratzer, and Trisha Ruhl; and four great-grandchildren, Isaac Kline, Rebekah Kline, Kathryn Reber, and Ricky Smith.
He was preceded in death by his brother, William Stamm.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Leroy will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the West End Bible Fellowship, 19200 Old Turnpike Road, Millmont, with Pastor Richard DeVett, officiating.
A light luncheon and fellowship with the Stamm family will immediately follow the memorial service in the church fellowship hall.
Memorial gifts may be made in Leroy’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Pennsylvania, 3544 North Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
Funeral arrangements are by Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg.