Stanley H. Leavy Jr. passed away at home in Berwick, Maine, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, after a long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his wife, family and loved ones. He was born in Williamsport, Pa., to Stanley H. Leavy Sr. and Betty Lou (Alberts) Arrington. Stan graduated from Loyalsock High School in 1965 and Lock Haven University in 1974.
Stan is survived by his wife, Melissa (Harrington) Leavy; five daughters and their husbands, Stephanie (Mark) Galarneau, Michele (Kevin) Wood, Janette (Tim) Plaisted, Deanna (Scott) Hanson and Sharon (Craig) Hegarty.
Stan and Melissa married in 1987 and recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. Together they developed a mutual love for hiking, fishing, canoeing, camping and traditional archery. They have passed on their love for traditional archery to all of their grandchildren.
Stanley H. Leavy Jr.
Stan is also survived by his five siblings, Kathy, Donna, Cal, Darren and Gary; 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind his great friends from the Tuesday night men's group, his best friends Grant (Sonny) Thorne and Scott Wensley, as well as all of his friends at the cancer and Tai Chi exercise classes at the Works in Somersworth, N.H.
A memorial service will be held at First Parish Church at 218 Central Ave., Dover, NH 03820, on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 11 a.m. A reception will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are welcome at Amy's Treat. Amy's Treat offers need based solutions and special outings to individuals whose life has been altered by cancer. The mailing address is P.O. Box 2234, Dover, NH 03821 or you can visit their website at www.amystreat.org.
Submitted by family.