John B. “Bernie” Leinenbach, 88, of Butler, died Sunday, April 1, 2018, at the Chicora Medical Center.
Born October 30, 1929 in Butler, he was a son of the late Joseph and Helen (Conrad) Leinenbach.
John had worked as a salesman for Magnetics in East Butler, retiring in 1994. He was also the owner and operator of Leinenbach's General Store in Herman.
He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church in Herman, where he was also an usher, was a member of various clubs in the Butler area, was notary public for many years, was past president for the Magnetics Federal Credit Union and had sponsored a mens softball team. He enjoyed camping, boating, fishing, gambling, picnics and attending family gatherings.
A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the United States Army.
Surviving are his 6 children: John B. (Terri) Leinenbach, Jr. of Chicora; Anita (Joe) Stevenson of Slippery Rock; Keith (Sue) Leinenbach of Cabot; Bruce (Renea) Leinenbach of Fredonia, NY; Gay (Rich) Hawkey of Butler; Brian Leinenbach, and his companion Crystal of Lyndora.
2 step children: Michael (Christine) Jones and Debra Doutt, and her companion Jason.
15 grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 3 step great grandchildren.
1 brother, James Leinenbach of St. Petersburg, FL.
1 brother-in-law, Les (Sally) Passarelli of Saxonburg.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wives, Gail J. (Fry) Leinenbach and Gloria J. Passarelli Jones; 1 son, Blase F. “Butch” Leinenbach; 2 daughters, Gail and Brenda Leinenbach; 1 brother, Joe “Regis” Leinenbach and 1 sister, Helen Oesterling.
Friends will be received at the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham Street, Butler, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday. Private Funeral Services will be held for his family. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Herman.
Donations may be made to Butler Meals on Wheels, 218 east Jefferson Street, Butler, PA 16001, or to the Three Rivers Hospice, 2500 Mosside Blvd., Monroeville, PA 15146.