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Edward D. Leasure

June 14, 1948 — January 20, 2024

Marion Center


Edward D. Leasure, 75, of Marion Center entered into rest, on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at Penn Highlands Jefferson Manor.

He was born June 14, 1948 to Harry and Mary Belle (Ryen) Leasure in Punxsutawney.

Ed was a Veteran of the Vietnam War, serving two different tours with the United States Army.  He was a member of the Indiana VFW, Post 1989 and Franklin Coon and Fox Hunting Club. Ed worked for Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the maintenance department before his retirement in 2004. 

Ed had many interests.  He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, gardening, camping, attending Bluegrass music festivals, watching NASCAR, and dirt track racing. One of Ed’s favorite things to do was to grow out his beard and  dress as Santa. (His wife would dress as Mrs. Claus.) Then, they would visit different places, bringing joy and lots of smiles to children from all over. The thing Ed loved most was talking to people.  Everywhere he went; he made new friends.  He loved visiting with his family and friends, especially his nieces and nephews, and their children.

He is survived by his wife Betty (Reitz) Leasure, Marion Center and her son, Dan Phillips of Summerville. 

Ed has a daughter, Gretchen Anderson, Indiana, four grandchildren, Jonah Guiterrez, Emily, Andrew and Isacc Anderson, and two great grandchildren. Ed is survived by  four sisters, Elaine Harkins, Dixonville, Mona Belle Davis, OH, Beckie Nicholson (Tim), TX, Debbie Barber (Chris), Indiana, a brother, Robert “Bob” Leasure (Lois), Warren, and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Clifford “Bud”, Dennis “Duck” and Kenneth Leasure, a sister, Sylvia “Sis” Work, a niece and three nephews.

Family and friends will be received on Saturday, January 26, 2024 from 11:00 AM until the time of service at 4:00 PM at the McCabe Funeral Home, Inc., 114 Maple Ave., Punxsutawney.

The family is asking that instead of flowers, donations be made to the Ohl Community Church mission fund or the charity of your choice.

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