R. Leroy Bumgardner

Dec. 10, 1937 – May 12, 2021


R. Leroy Bumgardner, 83, of Williamsburg, passed away Wednesday evening at UPMC Altoona. He was born at his family’s home in Larke, just south of Williamsburg, son of the late Kenneth L. and Elda M. (Kipe) Bumgardner.

On July 10, 1965, he married N. Jane Cunningham in Williamsburg. She preceded him in death on June 27, 2001.

Surviving are a son, Eric Bumgardner of Williamsburg; a sister, Susan K. Baker (Bill) of Williamsburg; and a special granddog, Nittany.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Doris L. Verbonitz; and several brothers and sisters-in-law.

Leroy was a 1957 graduate of Williamsburg High School and was a longtime, faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church, Williamsburg. He retired as a supervisor in 1997 from Westvaco, Williamsburg, after 32 years of service.

He was a member of the Seven Falls Anglers Club, Locke Mountain Rod & Gun Club, both in Williamsburg, and Hollidaysburg Lodge No. 220 F.&A.M. Leroy was a former member of the Jaffa Shrine and Jaffa Drum and Bugle Corps.

Leroy enjoyed fishing and also loved spending time at his home in Merritt Island, Fla.

Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 15, 2021, at John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Williamsburg; and from 1 until the 2 p.m. funeral service Sunday, May 16, 2021, at Zion Lutheran Church, Williamsburg, with Pastor Tiffany E. Marvich officiating. Interment will follow at Henry’s Lutheran Cemetery at Yellow Springs, Williamsburg.

Memorial contributions in memory of Leroy may be given Zion Lutheran Church, 217 Plum St., Williamsburg, PA 16693.