Sherman Leed, 82, Navyvet construction worker

By on May 11, 2011

Sherman Leed, 82, of Stevens, entered into rest at Pleasant View Retirement Community in Manheim Wednesday, March 30, 2011.

He was born in Ephrata, a son of the late Sherman and Lillian (Levering) Leed. He was the husband of Lena (Weaver) Leed, with whom he would have shared 23 years of marriage this month.

Sherman served in the U.S. Navy. He worked most of his life in construction, doing anything from building bridges to home remodeling. He later worked for Healthcare Realty in the maintenance department until his retirement in 2006.

Sherman was a member of Hopeland United Methodist Church in Lititz. He enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing, and was a founding member of the Pleasant Moments Hunting Camp in Lycoming County.

Surviving in addition to his wife are sons: Craig D., husband of Deborah Leed, of Stevens; and David B., husband of Suzanne Leed, of Ephrata; grandchildren: Stephanie Berry, Heather Leed, Nickolas Berry and Jessica (Leed) Horning; a great-grandson: Evan Bruno; brothers: Melvin F., husband of Dolly Leed, of Denver; Arthur H., husband of Sherry Leed, of Westfield; and Larry B., husband of Janis Leed, of Summerfield, Fla.; and a sister: Edna F., wife of Glen Trostle, of Lititz.

He was preceded in death by his first wife: Alverta (Bingeman) Leed; a brother: Phares Leed; and sister: Esther Kiehl.

Funeral services were held April 4 at Hopeland United Methodist Church with Pastor David T. Ryan officiating. Interment followed in the adjoining church cemetery. Military honors were accorded by the Red Rose Veteran’s Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions in Sherman’s memory may be sent to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018; or to Middle Creek Wildlife Management Association, c/o PA Game Commission, 2001 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Arrangements were made by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. To send a condolence, visit

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