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Elan Memorial Park
Saturday July 31st, 2021

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Saturday July 31st, 2021
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Saturday July 31st, 2021

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Kenneth D. Leidy

Kenneth D. Leidy, age 72, of 5007 Woods Road, Stewartstown, died at the York Hospital on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 9:46 p.m. after an illness.

Born in Bloomsburg, on July 17, 1949, he was the son of the late Sheldon J. and Aldonna V. “Donna” (Morgalis) Leidy. He was a 1967 graduate of Central Columbia High School and also earned several master’s degrees in engineering. He resided in Stewartstown for the past 36 years.

Ken was employed by Northrop Grumman Corp. in Baltimore, MD for over 40 years, retiring in 2016. He was also an associate professor at the Penn State University Harrisburg campus.

Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for three years, including service in Vietnam.

Ken was a member of the Stewartstown VFW post. He loved world travel, reading, spending time with his grandchildren, and was a wine connoisseur. He enjoyed tinkering with computers and was interested in ham radio.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Gale L. Hervieux, on October 3, 2017 and a son, Kenneth D. Leidy, II, on July 5, 2011.

Surviving are two daughters, Geri L. Leidy, of Red Lion, and Heather L. Leidy, who resided with him, and three grandchildren: Brice Leidy, of Red Lion, Katherine Marie Leidy, of Jacobus, Oliver Jameson Leidy, of Red Lion.

Funeral Services will be on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Dean W. Kriner Inc. Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg. Interment in Elan Memorial Park with military honors by the combined American Legion and VFW group. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10-11 a.m.

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Cousin Kenny was our best friend here at the Masonic Village CCRC and only visitor who stopped by no matter the weather for a friendly chat and to reminisce regarding our childhoods, Army service and world travel. Making our day and especially so this past 2020 Christmas when the COVID grim reapers blade was killing our neighbors day in and day out before the VAX arrived. Ken could not enter our quarantined compound, so he dropped off a basket of cheer at the front gate for us to enjoy. That was our friend and faithful Ken. We we miss you so very much, friend. Uncle Jim and Dori.

James Bowen Jul 30 2021 12:00 AM

I worked with Ken at Northrop Grumman for almost 15 years. I considered him a friend and confidant. He was someone I could always turn to for advice and friendship. He loved good wine and Bar-b-cue.

He will always be fondly remembered

Cleon A. (Al) Morris, SC Jul 28 2021 12:00 AM

Ken and Gale were true friends . The kind that you could sit down and talk to after many years and it was just yesterday again. He will be remembered and missed by many

Brenda Farley Jul 28 2021 12:00 AM

I worked with Ken at Northrop. Always in good humor, always willing to put in the extra hours. He made work a little easier just by being part of the group.

Jack Hopkins Jul 28 2021 12:00 AM

I worked with Ken at Northrop. He was a good man and a good engineer; he was always helpful. Over the 18 yrs that I knew Ken, he maintained his friendly and disciplined character as he dealt with several personal adversities. He will be fondly remembered.

My sincere condolences to his surviving family members.

David Aylor Jul 27 2021 12:00 AM