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LeRoy U. "Hen" Erwin

April 8, 1927 — December 22, 2019

LeRoy U. “Hen” Erwin, 92, of Manheim, died on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at Pleasant View Retirement Community. Born in Hopeland, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Mamie Ulrich Erwin. Hen was the loving husband of Anna Flick Hershey Erwin who died in 2013; his first wife was the late Rita Deotte Erwin who died in 1991. He was a faithful member of St. Richard Catholic Church, Manheim, where he served as an usher. Hen was employed at Raymark Industries for 37 years until his retirement in 1987. LeRoy was also a self-employed house painter in the Manheim area until 2001. A veteran, he proudly served in the United States Navy during WWII. LeRoy was a member of the Manheim Historical Society and volunteered his time to the Manheim Veterans Memorial Ambulance Association. His interests included: hunting, fishing, traveling to the family cabin in Bradford County, flower and vegetable gardening, reading, and rooting for his favorite Philadelphia teams the Phillies and Eagles. Hen was also welcoming in his home; and always had an extra place at the table for any visitor or friend.

Surviving is, three daughters: Judy M. wife of Larry Garber, of Lititz, Nancy J. Pfleeger, of Dallas, TX. Laura T. Smith, of New Castle, New Hampshire, a son; Dr. Michael G. husband of Dr. Nancy Erwin, of Quakertown, three step daughters: Barbara wife of Ricky D. Crook, of Newark, DE, Carol A. Missimer, Peggy A. wife of Michael Fischer, both of Lancaster, five grandchildren, eight step grandsons, six great grandchildren, numerous step great grandchildren, and a brother, Carl husband of Mary Erwin, of Manheim. Preceding him in death are four sisters: Grace Levering, Elizabeth Hall Heisey, Violet Enck, Shirley Hilton, and two brothers, Donald and Robert Erwin.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend LeRoy’s Mass of Christian Burial in the Hoffer Auditorium at the Pleasant View Retirement Community, 544 North Penryn Road, Manheim, on Monday, December 30, 2019 at 11:00 AM with Reverend Father Stephen D. Weitzel as Celebrant. There will be a viewing in the Hoffer Auditorium, on Monday morning from 10:00 AM until the time of service. Interment will be in Ruhl’s United Methodist Cemetery.

Please omit flowers. Those desiring may send contributions in LeRoy’s name to: St. Richard Catholic Church, 110 North Oak Street, Manheim, PA 17545.
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Visitation and Viewing

Monday, December 30, 2019

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Hoffer Auditorium at Pleasant View Communities

544 North Penryn Road, Manheim, PA 17545

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, December 30, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Hoffer Auditorium at Pleasant View Communities

544 North Penryn Road, Manheim, PA 17545

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