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Herbert L. Booz

March 14, 1924 September 19, 2016
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Our country lost another member of the Greatest Generation with the passing of Herbert Leeds Booz of Allentown, Pa. on September 19, 2016, at the age of 92. Herb was born on March 14, 1924, in Harrisburg, Pa., the son of Herbert F. Booz and Sarah Leeds Booz.

He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps in World War II, flying with the 1st Marine Air Wing, Marine Air Group 32, in the Philippines and Okinawa and, after the surrender of Japan, in China until 1946. Herb continued serving in the Marines Corps Reserves for several years after the war. He attended Lebanon Valley College on the G.I. Bill, graduating in 1951. He then went to work for Pennsylvania Power & Light Company as a Customer Relations Specialist, where he remained until his retirement in 1989. In 1953, Herb married Jessica Lightner, to whom he remained married for more than 61 years until her death in 2014. Herb was a faithful member of Asbury United Methodist Church for 56 years.

He is survived by a daughter, Kathy Linn Dries, of Emmaus, a son, Mark L. Booz, of Winston-Salem, N.C., a sister, Nancy Radel of Harrisburg, four granddaughters, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Herb’s life will be held at Asbury United Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Rd., Allentown, Pa., 18104, on Monday, September 26, 2016, at 10:30 a.m.. A calling hour will begin at 9:30 a.m. A burial service with full military honors will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, Pa.

Semper Fidelis –“always faithful” was the motto of Herb’s life. He was faithful to his family, his country, and God. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Semper Fi Fund, which provides a variety of programs to assist wounded veterans in all branches of the United States Armed Forces. Please specify that contributions are in memory of Herbert L. Booz and send to the Semper Fi Fund, 825 College Blvd. Suite 102 PMB 609, Oceanside, Ca. 92057 www.SemperFiFund.org.

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Visitation

Monday

26

Sep

9:30 AM 9/26/2016 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 9/26/2016 10:30:00 AM
Asbury United Methodist Church

1533 Springhouse Road
Allentown, PA 18104

Asbury United Methodist Church
1533 Springhouse Road Allentown 18104 PA
United States

Service

Monday

26

Sep

10:30 AM 9/26/2016 10:30:00 AM
Asbury United Methodist Church

1533 Springhouse Road
Allentown, PA 18104

Asbury United Methodist Church
1533 Springhouse Road Allentown 18104 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Final Resting Place

Indiantown Gap Rd
Annville, PA 17003-9618

Indiantown Gap Rd Annville 17003-9618 PA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Semper Fi Fund

The Semper Fi Fund, provides a variety of programs to assist wounded veterans in all branches of the United States Armed Forces. Please specify that contributions are in memory of Herbert L. Booz and send to the Semper Fi Fund, 825 College Blvd. Suite 102 PMB 609, Oceanside, Ca. 92057
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