Leirwyn LaVan Montague
September 22, 2013
Leirwyn LaVan Montague, 88, of Neelyton, PA, died Sunday, September 22, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family.
Born October 22, 1924 at Burnt Cabins, Dublin Twp., Huntingdon Co., he was the son of the late LaVan C. & Annie (Robinson) Montague. He was united in marriage to the former Mary K. Fogal on March 10, 1951 at Frederick, MD. Mrs. Montague survives at their home. Mr. Montague is also survived by one son, Vincent F. Montague and his wife April and his grandchildren, Annie, David and Daniel Montague, all of Chambersburg, PA. He is also survived by two close friends, Dotti Montague Geckle of Blacklog and Maureen Miller of Neelyton, PA.
He was known as "Uncle Hank" to a number of loving nieces and nephews.
A son, Vanny and a grandson, Curtis Montague, preceded in death.
He attended Chambersburg High School and graduated from Orbisonia High School, class of 1943. He was also a graduate of the Chambersburg Business College.
Leirwyn was a dedicated christian and a member of the Neelyton Pine Grove Presbyterian Church, Neelyton, PA, where he served as a Sunday School teacher, Elder and Sunday School Superintendent. He retired from the Southern Huntingdon Co. School District where he had worked as a custodian for 25 years. He and his wife were also the owners of the Neelyton Post Office and General Store for 50 consecutive years.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM, Sunday, October 6, 2013 at the Neelyton Pine Grove Presbyterian Church, 22860 Mountain Foot Road, Neelyton, PA with Rev. Alice Meloy officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Neelyton Pine Grove Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 49 Neelyton, PA 17239, or to the Home Nursing Agency Hospice, 9492 William Penn Highway, Suite 1, Huntingdon, PA 16652.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, PA
Neelyton Pine Grove Presbyterian Church
22860 Mountain Foot Road
Neelyton, PA 17239