Gary L. Leister, 63, of Oley, passed away peacefully October 23, 2019 in his home, surrounded by his loving family.
He was the loving husband of Patricia A. (Kiefer) Leister; they were married for 43 years.
Born August 12, 1956 in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Paul L. Leister and Bertha A. (Haring) Leister of Boyertown.
He was a 1974 graduate of Boyertown High School.
Gary was employed as a maintenance welder/manager for C.S. Garber and Sons Inc. in Boyertown for 33 years.
He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Douglassville.
Gary enjoyed hunting, boating, camping, clamming, gardening, and cooking, but most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was also a member of the Pike Township Sportsmen's Association and the Keystone Fire Company.
In addition to his wife and mother, Gary is survived by his three daughters: Tracy L., wife of Gregory Detwiler of Boyertown, Tiffany L., wife of John Cappellano of Oley and Tammy L., wife of Judd Eisenhard of Elverson.
In addition, surviving are his eight grandchildren: Gryffin, Myla, McKenna, Briella, Leah, Brynn, Grant and Calla.
Other survivors include his siblings: Barbara, wife of Robert Troxel of Reading, Paul Leister Jr. and his wife Judy of Boyertown, Nancy Leister of Boyertown, Randy Leister of Boyertown, Brian Leister and his partner Leo Hanley of Wyomissing, and brother-in-law, Larry Kiefer.
Services will be held Monday at 11am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 548 Old Swede Road, Douglassville, PA 19518. A viewing will be held on Sunday evening from 5-8 pm in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 548 Old Swede Road, Douglassville, PA 19518 and again on Monday morning from 10 am until time of the service. Burial will follow at Oley Cemetery, Spangsville.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 548 Old Swede Road, Douglassville, PA 19518 or to Fox Chase Cancer Center, Office of Institutional Advancement, 333 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111.
Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Oley is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, visit www.StitzelFamilyFuneralHomes.com.
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