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Donald C. Leayman, 92

March 20, 2020

Donald C. Leayman, 92, of Lancaster, passed away on March 20, 2020.
He was the husband of Joanne L. Neff Leayman, with whom he shared 69 years of marriage this past July 9th. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Chester A. and Hazel M. Richardson Leayman.

Don was a 1945 graduate of Manheim Township High School and a 1950 graduate of Franklin & Marshall College where he earned a BS in Economics.

He had worked as a data control manager for the RCA Corporation in Lancaster until his retirement in 1988.

Don served his community as a life member of the Eden Fire Company where he was the treasurer for 42 years, and was a life member of the Lancaster County Firemans Assn. Don was also well-known as a baseball umpire in the county for 32 years, calling junior midget and high school games.

Don was a life member of Grace United Church of Christ.

He was a US Navy veteran, serving after World War II as a Yeoman Typist Petty Office 3rd Class on the USS Lexington and USS Ajax. After college, he was recalled to active service, being commissioned as a Lt(jg), serving during the Korean War. Don continued to served is the US Navy Reserves until 1988, retiring as a Lt. He was a life member of the Military Officers Assn of America.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children: Stephen N. married to Linda Leayman of Lancaster and Vickie L. married to William Colabove of New Holland; 5 grandchildren Anthony, Jason, Kristopher, Erica, and Brett; 5 great grandchildren and his brother, Bruce of Lancaster. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert.

The Memorial Service will be held at 11AM on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 11AM at Grace United Church of Christ, 1947 New Holland Pike, Lancaster, PA. There will be a visitation with his family following the service. Interment will be private.

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Condolences to the Family

March 25, 2020

Joanne, I am so very sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure knowing Donald and cutting his hair. I will miss him. Please take care of yourself and I hope to see you soon. 
Becky Dixon

March 25, 2020

Joanne and family,  My memories of ‘Uncle’ Donald stretch back over a 50-year involvement with the Leayman family.  The three that stand out most: the week at the Dorothea, with three days of rain and eight of us in that tiny cottage;  the corn roasts at Spring Lake, with Donald in charge of the fire; and slide nights at the cottage, viewing the same slides of the Acadia trip year after year!  Great times, special memories.  
Doug Rossi
 
 

March 24, 2020

Dear Joanne and family,
Please accept our sympathy on the death of Don.  He was a wonderful person whom we enjoyed knowing.  We know he loved his church and fellow members.  May you tell God’s arms around you.  Denise and Don Pfeiffer
 

March 24, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Condolences to the Leayman family. Betsy Tipton Baucom

March 24, 2020

Joanne, I am so sorry for your loss.  Please know I am thinking of you and your family at this sad time. 
Jane Snyder

March 24, 2020

Don was the reason the Eden Fire Co. was so successful in its fund raising and book keeping. He was always a behind scenes person. He didn’t want awards or accolades. Thank you Joanne for allowing Don to spend hours in meetings,Christmas Tree sales and buying millions of dollars of apparatus and building additions. With respect and love,
Vince Walls

March 23, 2020

I have never met Donald leayman, but years ago was a friend of his daughter Vickie.  A I am sorry for your loss and will pray for your family. Alice Forrey Gibble

Services
Saturday, July 25, 2020
11:00 AM
Grace United Church of Christ
1947 New Holland Pike
Lancaster, PA
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