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May 13, 2014

Eugene S. Leitzel, 86, Selinsgrove

— SELINSGROVE — Eugene Selin Leitzel, 86, of Selinsgrove, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 12, 2104, at Nottingham Village, Northumberland, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Oct. 5, 1927, in Sunbury, a son of the late G. Raymond Leitzel and Edna B. (Jarrett) Leitzel.

Eugene grew up in Hummel’s Wharf, attended Selinsgrove High School, class of 1946, where he played football and basketball and was a decorated Korean War Army veteran. After serving his country, Gene returned home and became employed by the Selinsgrove Borough. During that time he helped in the initial widening of the “strip” and also the construction of the Selinsgrove pool. In the early 1970s, he was employed by the Selinsgrove Center where he retired at age 55.

He was a  member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Market and Mill streets, Selinsgrove.

He was an avid golfer, enjoyed bowling and playing billiards, and was a member of the Susquehanna Valley Country Club.

Eugene coached Selinsgrove Little League baseball, taking his Yankee team to see the Little League World Series. He also refereed football, wrestling, and basketball. He was an avid hunter, proficient in wood crafting and stained glass cutting.

Eugene is survived by his loving wife, Nancy, of Selinsgrove; his children, Steven Leitzel and wife, Stacey, of Northumberland, Michelle “Mimi” Arcuri and husband, Mark, of Freeburg, and Michael Leitzel, of Key West, Fla.; his grandchildren, Heather Leitzel, Zachary Leitzel, John Michael Arcuri, Tyler Arcuri and fiancé, Jeanette Sullivan, and Matthew Arcuri; and his great-grandson, Brayden Thompson.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Max and Neil Leitzel, and one sister, Dorothy.

A visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. today at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 400 N. Market St., Selinsgrove, followed by the funeral at 1 with the Rev. Dr. Dietmar Plajer officiating.

Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Selinsgrove Area School District, 300 Broad St., Selinsgrove, PA. 17870, Attn: Business office. (Memo to SAHS golf team), or to his church.

Arrangements are by the V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High St., Selinsgrove.

 

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