The family of Leon Walter "Wally" Erdman is saddened to announce his passing on Monday, December 4, 2017, at the Gardens of Easton (PA).
He was 85 years old and was born Aug. 22, 1932, in Trevorton, Pa.
Leon spent his childhood and early years in Herndon, Pa., and attended Mahanoy Joint High School where he played soccer and football.
He then located to Malta, Pa., where he raised his family and remained a lifelong resident.
Leon was retired from the former Creative Playthings, Herndon, PA.
He is survived by three sons, Dennis (Anna), of Woodbridge, Va., Douglas (Mary), of Williamsport, Pa., and Gregory (Judy) Erdman, of Wyckoff, N.J.; two brothers, Robert (Martha), of Herndon and James (Ruby), of Sunbury; and a sister in-law, Rena (Wynn) Kessler, of Erdman, Pa.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Irene Mae; his parents, Walter William and Clara Mae (Polan); and his wife of 58 years, Clara Amelia (Wynn).
Leon enjoyed antiquing and "flea marketing" with his wife, loved the out of doors and listening to his country music collection. He was an avid hunter earlier in life. In his later years, he enjoyed traveling with family to events and festivals, telling stories and sharing his love of the PA German way of life and dialect.
Leon was blessed with 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, great- nieces and great-nephews. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by his family, friends and community.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at St. Luke's UCC Church, Malta. A visitation will precede the service from 10 to 11 a.m.
Interment will be in the Malta Cemetery. A luncheon will follow in the church social hall.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Lukes UCC Church, 837 Mahantango Creek Road, Dalmatia, PA 17017.
The James A. Reed Funeral Home, Pillow is in charge of the arrangements.
To sign the on line guest book, or to post a picture of Leon, visit www.reedfh.com.
Published on December 6, 2017