Howard R. Leonhard, 84, of Highspire, passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at the Carolyn Croxton Slane Hospice Residence in Harrisburg. He was born in Highspire on March 6, 1932, to Frances M. (Crum) Leonhard and Theodore P. Leonhard Sr., both originally from Harrisburg.
He was a 1950 graduate of the Highspire High School, Highspire, Pa.; was an Army veteran of the Korean War; was a member of Moose Lodge #410, Middletown, the Legion Post #594, Middletown and was a Life Member of Rescue Fireman’s Home Association of Middletown. He attended the First Church of God in Highspire, and was formerly a member of Sunset Presbyterian Church, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. His hobbies included watching horse racing, doing Sudoko puzzles, and in earlier years he enjoyed hunting.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Helen Jean (Zimmerman) Leonhard, his second wife Marie Elizabeth (Yetter) Leonhard, his daughter Karen A. May, four brothers Theodore Jr., Earl, Woodrow and Edward Leonhard, and a sister Marie Hughes.
He is survived by one sister Frances Finney of Harrisburg; four children Frances Leonhard and Barbara Leonhard, both of Highspire, Howard (Marcia) Leonhard Jr. of Chambersburg, and James (Sue Ellen) Leonhard of York Haven; a son-in-law Charles Scott May of Middletown; three stepchildren Larry (Connie) Barb of Florida, Diane (Roy) Warhurst of Virginia, and Mark (Laura) Barb of Florida; three grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and several stepgreat-grandchildren.
Services will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Highspire First Church of God, 115 Second Street, Highspire, Pa. A visitation will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.
Inurnment will be in Highspire Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Highspire First Church of God, 115 Second Street, Highspire, PA 17034, or Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
K.M. Knight Funeral Home, Highspire is in charge of the arrangements.