The Daily Item
SUNBURY — Leroy H. Garverick Jr., 87, of Sunbury, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014, in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, surrounded by loving family members.
He was born Aug. 14, 1926, in Sunbury, the son of the late Leroy and Elma (Foltz) Garverick. In 1966, he married the former J. Lorraine Clark Seiler, who survives.
Leroy graduated from Sunbury High School and attended Pennsylvania State University for a time. He served with the Army during World War II.
He was the former owner of Garverick Mechanical, Sunbury, a business founded by his grandfather.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Sunbury, and served on the church board, was a member and past worshipful master of Lodge 22, Free & Accepted Masons, Sunbury, and recently received his 60-year member pin, was a member of the Wilkes-Barre Consistory and the Sons of the American Revolution and formerly served on the board of directors of the Salvation Army, Sunbury.
Leroy was a loving husband, son, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
In addition to his cherished wife, he is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Sheree and John Kimes, of Statesboro, Ga.; five grandchildren and their spouses, Stephani Kimes, of Smyrna, Ga., Joanna and Steven Johnson, of Atlanta, Ga., Jack and Caroline Kimes, of Greensboro, N.C., Melodie and Sean Nixon, of Evans, Ga., and Melissa and Brian Bodiford, of Augusta, Ga.; seven great-grandchildren; one stepson and his wife, Barry and Darlene Seiler, of Northumberland; one stepgrandson, Chris Seiler and his wife, Jamie; and several special nieces, nephew and cousins.
He was preceded in death by one son, Gregory, and one sister, Margaret Bastian.
A viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 395 State St., Sunbury, followed by the funeral at 11. A Masonic service will precede the funeral.
Interment with full military honors will be in Stonington Baptist Cemetery, Shamokin Township.
In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make donations to the Salvation Army.