Leonard J. Fedorowicz Sr., 88, died peacefully at his home in Williamsport, on Friday, March 7, 2014, with his family at his side. Leonard was born on March 15, 1925, in Williamsport, to Bert A. and Frances M. (Boroch) Federowicz. He was a graduate of Williamsport High School and the Williamsport Technical Institute.
He proudly served his country as a paratrooper during World War II attached to the Army Headquarters Co., 2nd Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment. His proudest moments were when he parachuted over the Rhine River into Germany, helping to bring an end to the war.
Leonard and his wife, Ella Frances Davis, who survives him, celebrated their 67th anniversary this past year. Both Leonard and his wife were members of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Newberry until most recently they became members of St. Joseph the Worker Parish.
Leonard J. Fedorowicz Sr.
He worked as an upholsterer with his father in the Williamsport Upholstering Company and eventually became owner/operator of the business. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus Council 366 in Williamsport and served as Grand Knight for two terms.
He is survived by his wife, Ella Frances Davis Fedorowicz; five children, Virginia Fedorowicz, Christine Fedorowicz, Robert Fedorowicz, all of Williamsport, Jerome Fedorowicz (Yun), of Fort Wayne, Ind., Leonard Fedorowicz Jr. (Hannah) of Cocoa, Fla.; and his two sisters, Valeria Long, of Williamsport and Florence Engel, of Bastress. He also is survived by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents, Bert and Frances Federowicz; two sisters, Elizabeth White and Lucille Bailey; as well as two brothers, Stanley Federowicz and Florian Federowicz. He was also predeceased by granddaughter, Jennifer Fedorowicz.
The family will receive family and friends at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening with the Rosary recited at 5:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, with his pastor, Rev. Brian Van Fossen officiating.
Burial will be at Wildwood Cemetery with military honors provided by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County.
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