Carl Herbert Leed, 93, Adamstown native, WWII vet, treasurer at George W. Bollman and Co., Denver Planning Commission chair

By on August 19, 2015

Carl Herbert Leed, 93, a resident of the Highlands Nursing Center, passed away Aug. 11, 2015 after a lengthy illness.

Born in Adamstown, he was the son of George M. and Gertrude (Stauffer) Leed.

He graduated from the former Terre Hill High School, Shippensburg University, and Columbia University. He was a World War II veteran and graduated from the Army War College at Carlisle.

Carl was a lifetime employee of George W. Bollman and Co. Inc., Adamstown, and retired as corporate treasurer. During his working years, he was a member of the Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals. He was the original chairman and member of the Denver Planning Commission.

He served many years as treasurer of Trinity United Methodist Church, Denver, where he was a member. Carl was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, teaching his children and grandchildren good values. He was interested in sports, especially golf and baseball.

He is survived by his wife: Gloria (Miller) Leed. They celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary in December. He is also survived by children: Jeffrey A., husband of Faye (Miller) Leed, Wyomissing; Nancy J., wife of Larry Zeamer, Lititz; and Carin L., wife of Brian Latshaw, Wernersville; and a brother: Donald. He had 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother: Dean S., of Florida.

Services were held Aug. 15 at Trinity United Methodist Church, Denver, with Pastor C. Michael Roney officiating. Interment took place in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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