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Frank P. Leitgeb

November 28, 1924 December 29, 2021
Frank P. Leitgeb
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Frank P. Leitgeb, 97, formerly of Coplay, passed away on December 29, 2021 at Above and Beyond at the Knights in Allentown. He was the beloved husband of the late Antoinette “Toni” Leitgeb for 49 years before her passing in 2001. Born in Austria, he was the son of the late Anton and Theresa Leitgeb.

Frank worked as a skilled mechanic in the construction department at PP&L for 15 years before retiring in 1986. Prior to that, he was a silo operator in Lehigh Portland Cement packhouse for 27 years. He was a faithful member, contributor, and usher at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Whitehall, and a member of Holy Name Society. He coached girls softball for Coplay Sports and bowled for many years, becoming a life member of the Coplay Saengerbund. He could often be heard whistling or yodeling, had a great sense of humor and could figure out how to fix or build just about anything.

Frank learned the basics of working with wood from his father, who was great with hand tools, then greatly expanded his skills with power tools. He enjoyed going to woodworking fairs with his nephew Michael. Frank made numerous pieces of his own furniture, custom-made and installed his own kitchen and bathroom cabinets, as well as bookcases and room dividers. His peak woodworking skills are evident in the intricate scroll saw pieces that he created, often working into the wee hours of the morning (until his wife had to call him to bed!)

Frank is survived by three daughters, Antoinette H. Gooch and husband Richard, Jean M. Gailie and husband Ken, and Fran F. Kohlbrenner, two grand-daughters Keira Kohlbrenner and Kalli Kohlbrenner, great-grandson Antonio, sister Frieda T. Scherr, and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at Brubaker Funeral Home, 327 Chestnut St., Coplay PA 18037. A visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30 AM at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church Cemetery in Whitehall. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Frank’s memory to the American Heart Association (www.heart.org).



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Visitation

Saturday

22

Jan

9:30 AM 1/22/2022 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 1/22/2022 10:30:00 AM
Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc. - Coplay

327 Chestnut Street
Coplay, PA 18037

Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc. - Coplay
327 Chestnut Street Coplay 18037 PA
United States

Service

Saturday

22

Jan

10:30 AM 1/22/2022 10:30:00 AM
Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc. - Coplay

327 Chestnut Street
Coplay, PA 18037

Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc. - Coplay
327 Chestnut Street Coplay 18037 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. John The Baptist Cemetery Final Resting Place

1256 Center Street
Whitehall, PA 18052

1256 Center Street Whitehall 18052 PA
United States
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