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Calling Hours:
Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 4:00-7:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA

Funeral and Committal Service:
Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 11:00am
First Baptist Church
60 Shenango St., Greenville, PA
Rev. David Cox, Pastor, officiating

Burial will be in Rocky Glen Cemetery
Adamsville, PA

John L. Leffler, age 87, of Tanner Rd., W. Salem Twp., passed away Thursday afternoon, January 17, 2019 in The Grove at Greenville.

He was born in Greenville on July 26, 1931 to Jacob H. and Edith (Horne) Leffler. John was a 1949 graduate of Penn High School and had worked at the former Mercer Paper Tube Co. in Greenville for forty-five years, retiring as the Plant Supervisor.

John was a member of Greenville Kiwanis Club and had been a lifetime member of First Baptist Church, Greenville, where he served as a Trustee for many years, served as a moderator and had been active with the Leadership Team. On October 20, 1956 he married the former Shirley I. Mushrush, she passed away on May 24, 2011.

Survivors include a daughter; Kay Hamilton of Plymouth, NC, two sons; Jay Leffler and his wife Donna of Greenville and Bruce Leffler and his wife Nicky of Gordansville, VA, a sister; Alma Reeves of Greenville and two brothers; Jacob Leffler and James Leffler both of Greenville, five grandchildren; J.J. Leffler and his wife Kristyn, Matt Leffler, Emily Bushee and her husband Tyler, Darcie DeTullio and Jamie DeTullio and four great-grandchildren; Kyler DeTullio, Jackson Leffler, Alexandra Leffler and Brinley Bushee.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two sisters; Margaret Fisher and Laura Mae Fritz and a son-in-law; Walter Hamilton.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 60 Shenango St., Greenville, PA 16125 or to the Greenville Kiwanis Club, PO Box 545, Greenville, PA 16125.

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5 Comments

  1. Kathy & Kaitlyn Frederick Kathy & Kaitlyn Frederick
    January 19, 2019    

    We have very fond memories of Mr. Leffler. As all of you know, John was extremely skilled in woodworking. A few years ago I designed a sewing machine cabinet with front doors and a lid. The pieces had been cut out and routed, and was being put together. Basically I had built a box but didn’t know where to go from there so I brought everything to John. John was delighted to help in completing the project. He assembled the remaining pieces, stained the wood, and attached wheels and hardware to the cabinet. It’s a beautiful piece of furniture and a reminder of his talent and all he’s done to make the world a better place.

    We are so sorry for the loss of your father and grandfather. May you find comfort in remembering that John was a kind and caring man who was actively involved in helping those within the community. We are so grateful to have known him. May John’s light shine on forever.

  2. Vicki Vandergrift Vicki Vandergrift
    January 19, 2019    

    I had the honor of serving Kiwanis lubchvon Thursdays for many years at Station One. Me Leffler was always so sweet and smiling. He had a huge, kind heart and I appreciate the time I got to know him

  3. Nancy Nancy
    January 19, 2019    

    Kay, so sorry to hear about your dad. My prayers are with you. I know what you are going through. It is so hard to lose our parents.

  4. Julie (Harpst) Valentine Julie (Harpst) Valentine
    January 19, 2019    

    Uncle John was such a sweet soul and always had a smile and gentle spirit. I cherish the wooden ‘Jesus’ cross and wooden recipe box he made me. Will be praying for everyone as you celebrate his life. Wish we could be there with you all.

  5. Rev. Gordon & Joan Wilson Rev. Gordon & Joan Wilson
    January 21, 2019    

    We were sorry to learn of John passing and we extend our sincere sympathy to Alma, Jim and all the family. It was our privelege to know John and Shirley during our time at FB. They loved our Lord and were faithful followers. They were a real blessing to all who knew them. We have fond memories of them. He was a true gentleman! John was also a Master Craftman. We still use and cherish a beautiful cherry bookcase he made for us out of a tree he cut down at our home in Sharpsville. With our Christian love and prayers

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