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Leo W. Fertig Jr.

Died: Tue., Mar. 12, 2019


9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Mar. 16, 2019
Location: Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Mar. 16, 2019
Location: Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home

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Leo W. Fertig Jr., 82, of Centre St., Ashland, passed away Tuesday, March 12th, at the Broad Mountain Manor Nursing Center, Frackville.  Born in Lavelle, March 4, 1937, he was the son of the late Leo W. and Mary Joyce Fertig Sr.

He was a graduate of the former Ashland High School, class of 1957. Leo served in the U.S. Army as an armed security guard in Germany during the Korean Conflict, attaining the rank of Private First Class with the Company B of the 9th Ordinance Battalion.  Following his service time he was employed 40 years for the Standard Press Steel Company in Jenkintown and Fort Washington as an order estimator.  He was a member of the American Legion, Frackville, Good Fellowship Club, Ashland, Mowry Rod and Gun Club, Mountain Valley Senior Golf Club, and a former member of the Lavelle Fire Company.

Preceding him in death was a brother Gene R. Fertig, passing in April 1993 and a brother in Law Asher Smith.


Wife:  Marie Shoup Fertig, married 59 years

Daughter:  Mary Lynn wife of Douglas Theisen, Vienna, VA

Daughter:  Ann Marie wife of Joseph Groody, Ashland

Son:  Leon Fertig, Ashland

Son:  Mark Fertig and his wife Heather, Warminster

Brother:  Kenneth (Wade) Fertig and his wife Sally, Warminster

Brother:  Robert Fertig and his wife Linda, Pitman

Brother:  Allen Fertig and his wife Ann, Lavelle

Sister:  Burdell Smith, Mowry

Nine Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service, Saturday, March 16th, at 11 AM in the Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, 1323 Centre St., Ashland.  Officiating will be Rev. Dana Heckman Beil, pastor of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Ashland.  Internment with military honors will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery, Lavelle.  A visitation will be held starting at 9 AM until service.  Memorials may be made to the Schuylkill Community Area Foundation, 216 S. Centre St., Pottsville, PA  17901, to be used for the Willow Park of Ashland.  Visit www.Fritzfuneralhome.com.  The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of arrangements.

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John Kelley
   Posted Thu March 14, 2019
Will miss you, Leo. Hope there's good hunting there!

Carol Burns
   Posted Sat March 16, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Leon’s passing and sorry that I can’t be there today to express my sorrow to his whole family. I have many fond memories of Uncle Leon, especially at the hunting camp. He was always kind and smiling and will be surely missed. All my love andprayers to your whole family at this sad time. Carol

Slim & Mary (Noon) Remaley
   Posted Sat March 16, 2019
Our sympathy and prayers for your family.

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