Leon M. Gress, 88, Korea vet, bricklayer, a true peacemaker, loved dining out

By on August 3, 2016

Leon M. Gress, 88, Stevens, died in his home July 27, 2016.

Born in West Cocalico Township, he was a son of the late Harvey G. and Carrie (Moyer) Gress. His wife, Betty (Lorah) Gress, died Oct. 24, 2010.

A member of Swamp Christian Fellowship, Reinholds, he served on consistory and as elder. Leon was a Korean War U.S. Army veteran. He worked as a bricklayer, on the road crew of East Cocalico Township, and for the Good Funeral Home. He loved food and dining out with friends, hunting, meeting new people, was a father figure and mentor to many, and a true peacemaker.

Surviving is his daughter: Lisa Y. Ochs, Reinholds.

A daughter, Cynthia A. Gress-Smith; and brother: Lloyd, also predeceased him.

Services were held Aug. 1 at Good Funeral Home, Reamstown, with Pastors Philip Groff and Bob Smallman officiating. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery Annex, Denver.

Arrangements were handled by Good Funeral Home, Reamstown. Online condolences may be given at goodfuneral.com.

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