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R. Leroy Bumgardner



R. Leroy Bumgardner, 83, of Williamsburg, passed away Wednesday evening, May 12, 2021, at UPMC Altoona.

He was born Dec. 10, 1937, at his family’s home in Larke, just south of Williamsburg, son of the late Kenneth L. and Elda M. (Kipe) Bumgardner. On July 10, 1965, he married N. Jane Cunningham in Williamsburg. She preceded him in death June 27, 2001.

He is survived by a son, Eric Bumgardner of Williamsburg; a sister, Susan K. Baker (Bill) of Williamsburg; and a special granddog, Nittany.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Doris L. Verbonitz and several brothers and sisters-in-law.

Leroy was a 1957 graduate of Williamsburg High School and was a longtime, faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church, Williamsburg. He retired as a supervisor in 1997 from Westvaco, Williamsburg after 32 years of service.

He was a member of the Seven Falls Anglers Club, Locke Mountain Rod & Gun Club, both in Williamsburg and Hollidaysburg Lodge #220 F.&A.M. Leroy was a former member of the Jaffa Shrine and Jaffa Drum and Bugle Corps.

Leroy enjoyed fishing and also loved spending time at his home in Merritt Island, Florida.

A funeral service was held Sunday, May 16, 2021, at Zion Lutheran Church, Williamsburg. Pastor Tiffany E. Marvich officiated. Interment followed at Henry’s Lutheran Cemetery at Yellow Springs, Williamsburg.

Memorial contributions in memory of Leroy may be given to Zion Lutheran Church, 217 Plum St., Williamsburg, PA 16693.

Arrangements by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Williamsburg. (


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