Leon Edward “Bill” Heider, Sr.

Leon Heider SrLeon Edward “Bill” Heider, Sr., Age 92 of Station St., Sykesville, PA died Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Penn Highlands DuBois.

Born September 19, 1924 in Murrysville, PA, he was the son of the late Walter J. and Emily (Kaill) Heider.

On August 20, 1949, he married Shirley (Lucas) Heider. She survives.

He retired from Consolidated Natural Gas Company where he worked as a division accountant.

Bill attended Grace United Methodist Church. He was a past president and treasurer of the Sykesville Lions Club. He was the Sykesville Man of the Year in 1976. He was also a manager of the Sykesville Boys League Baseball Team and the Sykesville Boy Scout Leader Troop 75. He was a former volunteer fireman in Murrysville, PA and enjoyed many years with friends and family at the Hardy Gang Hunting Camp in Tioga County.

Bill is survived by four children: Leon E. Heider, Jr. and his wife, Linda of Shelocta, PA; Donna Trulik and her husband, Jeff of Elkins, WV; David Heider and his wife, Anita of Painesville, OH; and Diane Cherico and her husband, Anthony of Pottstown, PA; a sister, Joan Zimmerman of Cape Coral, FL; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by ten siblings.

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 16, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at the Goble Baronick Funeral Home and again on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 9-10:30 A.M. at Grace United Methodist Church.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 11 A.M. from the church with Pastor Carol Bergman officiating. Full military honors will be accorded by the members of the DuBois Area Honor Guard from the church.

Burial will be in Sykesville Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the Grace United Methodist Church, 32 East Main St., Sykesville, PA 15865.

On-line condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.


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