LeDANE, Miss Daisy

Ridgely - Young Blind Woman in Peculiar Trance-A strange case in which a girl lies in a coma is attracting, because of the peculiarities of the case, the attention of the doctors of the town.
While visiting her sister, Mrs. E. M. Heber, 18 North Lee Street, Miss Daisy LeDane, a young blind woman of Ridgely, W. Va., fell down the steps and was rendered unconscious. The accident occurred on the first of February, nearly two weeks ago, but the girl has not regained consciousness. Though in a state of unconsciousness, the young woman is very susceptible to mental suggestion. She seems to understand what is being said, but is unable to make any response. When examining for the extent of her injuries, Dr. Simonton noticed a slight bruise on the arm. He remarked to a person standing nearby, "There is a slight bruise here." Immediately the arm became stiff as though suddenly paralyzed. Other noticeable examples of mental suggestions have occurred.

The peculiar part of the case comes from the fact that when about ten years old Miss LeDane lost her sight from injuries received in a fall. Although blind since ten years of age, her eyes have the same look as those of a person will full sight, and the strange part of the present case is that since her fall the eyes apparently have some sight restored to them. When her eyelids were raised by the physician, it was noticed that the pupils would dilate and contract when light was placed near or taken from her face, the change being most marked. This leads some of the eye specialists to think that the last fall may have restored her sight in part at least. Miss LeDane is now about 28 years old.
Miss Daisy LeDane died at 12:30 o'clock this afternoon at the home of her sister, Mrs. E. M. Heber, 18 North Lee Street. Her condition became worse this morning and after sinking into total unconsciousness, her pulse became weaker, and death came quietly and painlessly. The funeral of Miss LeDane will take place Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock with interment in Rose Hill Cemetery."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Mon 13 Feb 1911
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted October 29, 2010


LEDDY, Mrs. Virginia C. Kenney

Mrs. Jennie Leddy, aged 70 years, died at her home in Corrigansville, Sunday morning at 12:.30 o'clock.  The body was be taken to Stein's undertaking parlors Tuesday at 1 p.m. and will remain there until Wednesday. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Kingsley M. E. church, Williams street. Mrs. Leddy is survived by two children, Mrs. Carl Gustafson and Charles Leddy of Cumberland; also one brother and two sisters, Thomas Kenney, Cresaptown; Mrs. Mattie Higinbotham, Pittsburgh and Mrs. Susan Warner, Cumberland.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md.,Monday, March 19, 1928 - pg 5, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted November 28, 2015

LEDESCO, Francisco

Three men were killed Mon evening at Dan's Run, about two miles east of Pattersons Creek by being struck by B&O Number 14, a broken rail had caused the train to be diverted to the opposite track and the unsuspecting men were caught. Two of the men were Italians, Francisco Ledesco & Antoni Citomil.
Keyser Tribune, November 24, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 27, 2010



On Saturday, June 18, 1966, at Aliquippa, Pa., Mary E. Ledlow, beloved wife of the late William S. Ledlow, aunt of James Doyle Moran, Mary Jane McGuire, Richard Moran, Ann Gillespie, Patricia Darlington, Michael Moran, Regina Schrider, Helen Schmidt, Louise Starr, Ann Thompson and Patricia Miller. Friends may call at the Takoma Funeral Home, 254 Carroll St nw, (parking opposite) after 3 P.M., Monday. Funeral on Tuesday, June 21 at 9:30 A.M. Requiem mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church at 10 A.M. Interment Fort Lincoln Cemetery. Prayers at the funeral home Monday evening at 8 P.M.
Washington Post, Times Herald, The (1959-1973); Washington, D.C. - Sunday, June 19, 1966
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
(Posted June 5, 2010)


LEE, Mrs. Anna Josephine Dailey

FROSTBURG- Mrs. Anna Josephine Lee, 81, of 44 Maple Street, died yesterday at her residence. She had been in failing health the past two years.Born in Westernport, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Morgan) Dailey. She was a member of St Michael's Catholic Church and the Sodality and AOH of the church. Surviving are her husband, Maurice Lee; one daughter, Mrs James B MacDougall, Dayton, Ohio; one son, Francis Lee, Brunswick; one sister, Mrs Mary Ryan, Westernport; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where the family will receive friends today from 7 until 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 until 4 p.m. and 7 until 9 p.m.A requiem Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 9: 30 a.m. in St Michael's Catholic Church and interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, MD - June 18, 1963 - pg 16, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 26, 2009


LEE, Mrs. Catherine Elizabeth Spicer

“Mrs. Catherine Elizabeth Lee, wife of Mr. Thomas M. Lee, passenger conductor on the Western Maryland Railroad, died at her home in Cumberland on Saturday morning, Nov. 6, 1915, aged 38 years. Mrs. Lee is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Spicer, of this place. Besides her husband and parents, she leaves eight children and the following brother and sisters: Chas. Spicer, of Grafton; Mrs. Agnes Bissett, of Luke; Miss Lillian Spicer, of Cumberland, and Misses Clara and Lucretia, of this place. Mrs. Lee has been ill for many months. Her death was due to heart trouble. The funeral was held Tuesday morning at St. Patrick’s Catholic church, Cumberland, and interment was made in SS. Peter’s and Paul’s cemetery.”
“The Herald” Piedmont, West Virginia, Fri 12 Nov 1915
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted September 5, 2009

LEE, Mrs. Edna Mae Lanam

CUMBERLAND — Edna Mae Lee, 77, of Cumberland, passed away on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. Born May 31, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Franklin Theodore Lanam and Mary Helena (Rummer) Lanam. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Freeman Lee; one daughter, Linda Titchnell, and two sons, Larry Alan Walters and Walter William Walters. Edna was a homemaker. She loved going to the Church of God on Fifth and Seymour Street. Surviving are her daughter, Donna Porter and husband Chester; three sons, William A. Walters Jr. and wife Johnna, Wesley Allen Walters and fiancee Teresa Shook, and Franklin Theodore Walters; one sister, Charlotte Leona Wallace and husband Dale; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, Cumberland, on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, from noon to 1 p.m. A funeral service will follow immediately with the Rev. Paul Dietz officiating. Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery.
Published in the Cumberland (Md.) Times-News, Monday, February 6, 2012
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 7, 2017

LEE, Mrs. Effie Gertrude Rizer 
WELLERSBURG, Pa. - Mrs. Effie Gertrude Lee, 78, died Tuesday at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, Md. She was born in Mount Savage, Md., Oct. 5, 1907, daughter of the late Walter S. Rizer and Frances L. (Shaffer) Rizer. Mrs. Lee was formerly employed as a sales clerk at the old Rosenbaum Brothers department store in Cumberland. She was a member of Zion Lutheran and Reformed Church here and was a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Wellersburg Volunteer Fire Company. She was a past member of the Rosenbaum's ArbeeClub. Her husband, Roy C. Lee Sr., died Jan. 20, 1973. She is survived by one son, Roy C. Lee Jr., here; two daughters, Mrs. Pauline Porter, Cumberland; Mrs. La Verne Sparr, here; three sisters, Mrs. Ella Whitman, North Braddock; Mrs. Edna Cook, Texas City, Tex.; Mrs. Florence Markwood, Cumberland; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted at Zion Lutheran and Reformed Church Friday at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Harold W. Crabtree. Interment will be in the Wellersburg Cemetery. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and at the church Friday from noon until 1 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 23, 1985
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 1, 2013

LEE, Mrs. Elizabeth Norris

Elizabeth "Beth" Lee, 96, of 216 Piedmont Avenue, where she resided with her niece, Mrs. Catherine Powell, died last night in Sacred Heart Hospital. Born May 20, 1884 in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary (Creek) Norris. She belonged to St. John’s Anglican Church, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Charles Lee. She is survived by one half-sister, Mrs. Margery Lighty, Berkeley Springs; two granchildren, Mrs. Carolyn Feenstr and Mrs. Lori Fleming, of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia; one great-grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews. The body will be cremated. Graveside services will be conducted at a later date in Greenmount Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times, Wednesday, April 22, 1981
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 29, 2021

LEE, Mrs. Ellen

FROSTBURG—Mrs. Ellen Lee, widow of Maurice Lee, a native of Ireland and a resident of Eckhart for many years, died yesterday afternoon at her home. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Esther Lee, at home, and Mrs. Timothy Boyle, Garrison, N. Y., and two sisters who live in Salem, Mass. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home. The family requests that flowers be omitted.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Friday, March 25, 1949 - pg 18, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 17, 2010

LEE, Mrs. Elva E. Nestor, nee Poling

SPRINGFIELD, W.Va. - Elva E. (Nestor) Lee, 74, of Springfield, died Saturday, May 29, 1993, at Hampshire Memorial Hospital, Romney. Born Aug. 15, 1918, in Tucker County, she was the daughter of the late Jonas and Blanche Bowman Poling. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Marshall L. Nestor, in 1971; two brothers, Forrest Poling and Woodrow Poling; one half-brother, Lint Shahan; and three sisters, Maryanna Kraham, Elsie Poling and Loretha Poling. Mrs. Lee worked in homecare for the sick and elderly. She was a member of the Romney Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Surviving are her husband, Harry G. Lee; four sons, Roger R. Nestor, Farmington, Pa.; Warren G. Nestor, Winchester, Va.; Marshall Bruce Nestor, Clearville, Pa.; and Gregory L. Nestor, Fort Ashby; three daughters, Rita K. Carroll, Linda S. Beery and Cathy E. Noland, all of Fort Ashby; three brothers, Willis Poling and Lonnie Poling, both of Springfield; and David Poling, Martinsburg; four sisters, Margorie Phillips, Springfield; Ruth Steedman, Keyser; Martha Jean Fuller, Barton, Md.; and Lottie Flanagan, Short Gap; 19 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Shaffer Funeral Home, Romney, on Tuesday. Services will be conducted at the funeral home Wednesday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Victor Madonna. Interment will be in the Fort Ashby Cemetery.
Published in The Cumberland (Md.) Times-News, Tuesday, June 1, 1993
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 6, 2017

LEE, Miss Esther

Miss Esther Lee, of here, died this morning in Miners Hospital where she had been a patient since December 17. A native of Eckhart she was a daughter of the late Maurice and Ellen (Patterson) Lee. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Survivors include two nephews, Lawrence and Stephen Doyle, both of Garrison, N. Y., and a number of cousins. Miss Lee was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and the Sodality of the church. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where the family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 p. m. and 7 to 9 p. m. Requiem mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers will be Harry Noel, John Byrnes, Robert Andres, John Feldman, William Byrnes and Stephen Doyle.
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Tuesday, February 11, 1964 - pg 7, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 17, 2010

LEE, Freeman Leo

CUMBERLAND — Freeman “Pete” Leo Easton Lee, 76, of Cumberland, died Thursday, April 18, 1996, at his residence. Born June 2, 1919, in Rowlesburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Ernest and Flora Lee. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Lester Lee. Mr. Lee had served in the National Guard. He had been employed by the City of Cumberland for the Water and Sewer Department. Survivors include his wife, Edna Mae (Lanam) Walters Lee; one son, Michael Leo Lee, Uniontown, Pa.; stepchildren, Donna Porter, Cumberland; Linda Titchnell, Finzel; William A. Walters Jr. and Wesley Walters, both of Cumberland; Franklin Walters, Ridgeley, W.Va.; and Larry Walters, LaVale; one brother, Virgil Lee, Florida; three sisters, Emma Calhoun, Rowlesburg; Theo Nave, Fredericksburg, Va., and Geneva Malone, Fort Ashby, W.Va.; one granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be at the George-Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, on Sunday. The service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, April 22, 1996, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Fletcher officiating. Interment will be in the Fort Ashby Cemetery.
Published in The Cumberland (Md.) Sunday Times, April 21, 1996
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 31, 2017

LEE, G. W. Z.

Ravenswood Va, Feb 18 -
G. W. Z. Lee, eldest son of Gen. Robert E. Lee, formerly on the staff of Jefferson Davis, and president emeritus of Washington & Lee
University, died here today aged 80 years.

Keyser Tribune, February 21, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 21, 2010

LEE, Mrs. Ida Upole

Cumberland, Maryland - Mrs. Ida (Upole) Lee, 58, wife of Robert H. Lee, of Deer Park, and mother of Mrs. Alta L. DeWitt, of Bowing Green, died yesterday afternoon in Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient the past 18 days. She was born October 31, 1889, in Fayette County, PA, a daughter of the late Jeremiah and Lucy Upole. She was a member of the Mt. Bethel United Brethren Church, Oakland. Besides her husband and daughter, she is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. Nellie L. Tasker, Deer Park, and Mrs. Wanda E. Harvey, Swanton; a son, Lester R. Lee, Washington; one brother, Joseph Upole, Mt. Lake Park; a half brother, Edgar Upole, Oakland, and nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Loch Lynn United Brethren Church, Rev. George Simpson will officiate and interment will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Cumberland Times, May 2, 1948
(Courtesy of Patty Friend-Thompson)

LEE, John

Eckhart, Md., Aug. 4. - Mr. John Lee, aged 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Lee, Sr., of Eckhart, who was very seriously injured yesterday noon in Brophy's low vein mine, died at 12:30 o'clock, last night.  The young man was engaged in running the electric motor that bank the cars at the mine. He was running the electric motor in an old working.  When he came to the trap door on the road he slowed down the motor and jumped off and ran ahead to open the trap door so the motor could pass through.  He either did not judge the distance between the door and the motor or probably has some trouble in getting the door open and thus lost time.  At any rate, the electric motor that he had left, coming slowly toward him caught up to him at the trap door before he got it open and he was caught between the ribs of the mine, doorway and motor, and badly squeezed about the abdominal regions, and otherwise scratched and bruised externally.  A large iron nail punctured his lungs. The young man was conveyed to his home, where Dr. Cobey, of Frostburg. and Dr. Cromwell, of Eckhart, rendered surgical aid. Miss Rose McDermott, of Mt. Savage, a trained nurse, attended him.  What makes the affair more sorrowful is that the young man's mother, who has been ill for some time, is prostrated over the death of her son.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, August 4, 1911 - pg 6, col 4
Bureau of the Evening Times.
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted July 23, 2016

LEE, John

Funeral of Mr. Lee.
No death for many a year in Eckhart has caused so much sympathy to be shown, nor such crowds to turn out, as was that in the case of Mr. John Lee, who was buried this morning from St. Michael's Catholic Church in the Catholic cemetery. The funeral was an exceptionally large one which fittingly showed the esteem in which the young man and his folks are held.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, August 7, 1911 - pg 9, col 2
Find A Grave Memorial# 93570704
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted July 23, 2016

LEE, Rev. Joseph E

OAKLAND MD - This community was greatly shocked to hear of the sudden death of Rev Joseph E Lee, D D , at his home at Mountain Lake Park, Sat morning at 5 o'clock, from apoplexy. Doctor Lee fell and bruised himselfon Sun, Aug 12, but not seriously. Oakland MD, Aug 18
Keyser Tribune, August 23, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 18, 2010

LEE, Mrs. Mary Barry 

ECKHART. Bureau of the Evening Times, Eckhart, Md, Oct. 16.
Mrs. William Lee, Sr, an old and highly esteemed lady of Eckhart, died Saturday night at 12 p.m. from general complications. Mrs. Lee suffered intensely for the past several months, but bore it all with Christian fortitude. She was operated on at the Allegany hospital in Cumberland last months, but bore it all with Christian by the electric motor, he was running is presumed to be the chief cause of the death of a grown son a month ago in Brophy's mine, was killed her death for at the time she was taken seriously ill. [NOTE: the previous was as printed in the newspaper].
Mrs. Lee was 61 years old, and was born in Rathcormac, County of Court (Cork?), Ireland, coming to Eckhart in 1872, thirty-nine years ago, where she has resided ever since. She was known by everyone in Eckhart and had hosts of friends elsewhere. Her kindness and hospitality were known, far and wide. During her illness her home was constantly full of friends inquiring after her. The following brothers and sisters survive: Mr. John Bary, of Rathcormac, County Cork, Ireland, and Mr. Patrick Bary, of Kilworth, Ireland, and Mrs. John Reedy, of Rathcormac, Ireland. Many other relatives also live in Ireland and this country. A husband and the following children are left as chief mourners: Mr. Thomas Lee, Mr. William Lee, Jr., of Cumberland ; Mr. Patrick Lee, Mr. Maurice Lee; and Miss Elizabeth, and Mrs. Frank Harriinan, of Cash Valley, near Cumberland. Mrs. Lee was a devoted and life-long member of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church of Frostburg, where a high mass was sung today at 9 o'clock and from thence the cortege proceeded to the Catholic cemetery, where interment will occur.

Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Monday, October 16, 1911 - pg 11, Col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 17, 2010

LEE, Mrs. Mary Dawson, nee Gibson

Piedmont, W.Va..  Mrs. Mary Gibson Dawson Lee, aged 80, died yesterday morning at the home of her nephew S.B. Dawson, Jones street, where she had been ill for several months.  She was a daughter of the late John and Anna Gibson, born Sept 2, 1855 at Cacapon, W. Va and a resident of this community for over 50 years.  She was a member of the First methodist Episcopal Church.  Twice married, her first husband Samuel Brady Dawson died in 1919.  She married Esau Lee, Lonaconing in 1928 and he died in 1929.  She is survived by one daughter of the first marriage, Mrs. William Seward, Cumberland, Mrs. Elizabeth Robinette, Westernport is a sister. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2:20 from the First Methodist Episcopal Church.  Rev. Fred R. Barnes, pastor, will officiate.  Interment will be in Philos Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times, 6 September 1935
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz Fasnacht)
Posted November 21, 2009


LEE, Mrs. Mary V.

Fairmont, Jan 10 - Mrs. Mary V. Lee, wife of J. J. Lee, died last night at her home here. Her funeral will be held tomorrow. Deceased was aged 67 years, and her death was caused from a attack of paralysis. The deceased was a daughter of the late William Carpenter, and lived for many years in Union district. Besides her husband, she leaves four children.
Keyser Tribune, January 17, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 12, 2010


LEE, Dr. R. H.

Charleston W Va, Aug 6 - Dr R H Lee, aged 72 years, died suddenly this morning. His wife was buried one week ago today. For many years, he was prominent in business and politics, and was the Republican candidate for State Senate. In 1890 against Gen C C Watts. He served in the Mexican War, was a captain in the Civil War and State Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1894.
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 16, 2010


LEE, Robert E.

RICHMOND - Robert E. Lee, a cousin of Gen. Robert E. Lee, who was taken ill Friday, was found dead in bed this morning at his home here. Mr. Lee was 63 years of age, His sister, Mrs. R. S. J. Peebles, survives him. The body was taken to Alexandria, Va., for burial this afternoon. He was related to a number of prominent families throughout the State.
Keyser Tribune, November 28, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted October 29, 2010

LEE, Thomas

Frostburg- Thomas Lee, 77, Eckhart, a retired miner and native of Ireland, died early this morning in Miners' Hospital, where he had been admitted yesterday. A son of the late William and Mary Lee, he resided with his sister, Mrs. Ella Harrimann who was admitted to Miners Hospital Thursday after breaking her leg in a fall on ice. Besides his sister, he is survived by two brothers, Norris Lee, of Frostburg, and William Lee, LaVale. A funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 9:30 a. m. in St. Michael's Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Monday, February 23, 1948; Cumberland Evening Times
Posted November 17, 2018

LEE, Thomas

Frostburg — A requiem mass was held yesterday morning in St Michael's Catholic church for Thomas Lee, retired coal miner, who died Monday at Miners' Hospital,  Rev. Regis Larkin conducted the services and Rev. Patrick J. Bradley and Rev. Frances Montgomery were in the sanctuary. Burial was in the church cemetery.  Pallbearers were Michael J, Byrnes, Jacob Hess. Aloysius Delany, John Byrnes, John Fraley and John Morrissey.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, February 26, 1948 - pg 19, col 7
Find A Grave Memorial# 167222000
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted July 23, 2016

LEE, William B.

Eckhart, Md., June ' 27—William B. Lee, who was a resident of Eckhart for 50 years, died Thursday at the home of his son, John W. Lee, 114 Highland avenue, Pittsburgh, where he had been since November. The other surviving children are Robert Lee and Mrs. Perry Watkins, of Eckhart. Mr Lee underwent treatment at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. He was a Presbyterian and Odd Fellow.

Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Thursday, June 27, 1924 - pg 14, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 17, 2010


LEE, William Benedict

William B. Lee, 91, of 746 National Highway, LaVale, died today in the Cumberland Nursing home where he had been admitted June 23. Born in Eckhart Mines, he was a son of the late William and Mary Barry Lee. His wife Anna V. Bisel Lee preceded him in death in 1961. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, a life member of the Cumberland Council 586, Knights of Columbus, a charter member of the LaVale Volunteer Fire Company, and a member of the Senior Citizens. He was a retired Celanese Fibers Company employee. He is survived by one son, J. William Lee, with whom he resided; one brother, Maurice Lee, McDonald Road, LaVale, and one granddaughter. The body is at the George Funeral .Home where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 tomorrow. Requiem High Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 9 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, with interment in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery. Rosary will be recited at the funeral home tonight at 8:30.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Monday, Allegany Co, Md - July 28, 1969 - pg 11, col 1; pg 18, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 17, 2010


BERLIN, Pa.—A. C. Leecy, 78, died yesterday at his residence at RD 1, Glencoe. He was employed as a railroad track foreman from 1908 until 1956. Surviving are his wife. Martha M. (Ernst) Leecy; four daughters, Mrs. Lydia I. Bittner, Mrs. Mary M. Hersch, RD 1, Glencoe; Mrs. Martha M. Wess and Mrs. Clara G. Sage, Turtle Creek, two sons. George W. Leecy, RD1, Glencoe, and Elmer A. Leecy, Cumberland; 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The body is at the Johnson and Son Funeral Home in Berlin where it will remain until noon tomorrow when it will be taken to the Mt. Lebanon United Church of Christ for a service at 2 p.m. Rev. Randall L. Heckman will officiate. Interment will be in White Oaks Cemetery, Meyersdale RD.
The Cumberland News, May 18, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

LEECY, Elmer A.

BERLIN, Pa. - Elmer A. Leecy, 54, RD 1, Glencoe, died suddenly Wednesday while at work. A locomotive engineer with the Chessie System, he was a member of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, First Baptist Church, Somerset, and Potomac Lodge 100, AF & AM, Cumberland, Md. He was a veteran of World War II. Born in Northampton Township, he was a son of the late A.C. and Martha (Ernst) Leecy. Surviving are his widow, Mary (Bowser) Leecy; two sons, Elmer A. Leecy Jr., at home, and Ronald E. Leecy, Cumberland; two daughters, Miss Donna Leecy, New York City; Mrs. Brenda Miller, Cumberland; four sisters, Mrs. Lydia Bitther, Mrs. Mary Hersch, Glencoe, Mrs. Martha Wilson, Mrs. Clara Sage, Turtle Creek, and one grandchild. The body is at the Johnson and Son Funeral Home, where friends will be received. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p. m. with Rev. Ronald Peoples officiating. Interment will be in Berlin IOOF Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, September 5, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

LEECY, Mrs. Martha M. (Ernst)

BERLIN, Pa. — Mrs. Martha M. Leecy, 81, of RD 1, Glencoe, died yesterday. A native of Northampton Township, she was a daughter of the late George W. and Lydia I. (Mazer) Ernst, and was the widow of A. C. Leecy, who died in 1967. She was a member of Mt. Lebanon United Church of Christ. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Lydia I. Bittner, Mrs. Mary M. Hersch, RD 1, Glencoe; Mrs. Martha M. Wess Mrs. Clara G. Sage, TurtIe Creek; a sister, Mrs. Mabel Thomas, Cumberland, Md.; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The body is at the Johnson and Son Funeral Home where friends will be received after 7 p.m. today.
The Cumberland News, October 26, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

Name:  Richard W. Leer, 78, of Somerset
Parents: Wilbur Clyde and Marie (Koontz) Leer
DOB: January 8, 1932 in Upper Turkeyfoot Twp
DOD:  September 16, 2010 at Somerset Hospice House
Spouse: None noted
Predeceased by: parents, Wilbur Clyde and Marie (Koontz) Leer, brothers, Clyde and Ben Leer and a sister Barb Steward
Survived by:  children, Lou Ann Bowersox and husband Ken of Friedens, Roger Leer and wife Gwen of Rockwood, Randy Leer and wife Susan, Rick Leer and wife Susan of Somerset, Ron Leer of Carlisle, Carol Ann Rhodes and husband Terry of Garrett, Robert Leer of Friedens; six grandchildren, one great grandchild;.siblings, Doris Schrock of Somerset, Patricia Weimer of McConnellsburg, Mary Jane Marzo of Youngstown, OH, Maxine Stahl of Somerset, Lois Frantz of Dover, DE, Katherine Pitzer of Portsmouth, RI, Tommy Leer of Garrett, Edward Leer of Somerset, Judy Lando of Raleigh, NC, Peggy Leer, Samuel Leer of Cumberland, MD; sisters-in-law, Helen Leer of Somerset and Judy Leer of Markleton
Burial:  Pike Cemetery, Brotherton

Source: Robert H. Halverson Funeral Home, Somerset, PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 20, 2014

LEESE, Martha L.

RIDGELEY, W.Va. —Martha Lee Leese, 88, of Ridgeley, W.Va,, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. Among the survivors are a sister-in-law, Catherine "Kay" Leese, Melbourne, Fla., and several nieces and nephews
Cumberland Times-News, The (MD) - January 1, 2014
Posted March 6, 2016

Melvin S. Leese
(Courtesy of Pat Robison)
Posted December 26, 2011



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