Dr. LeRoy R. Brendlinger, 92, of Frederick, husband of the late Virginia F. (Steltz) passed away on Wednesday at Frederick Mennonite Community. He was formerly of Upper Pottsgrove Twp.
Born in Frederick, he was the son of the late Claude and Elsie (Renninger) Brendlinger.
Surviving is daughter Dawn F. Sekellick, wife of Ronald E. of Frederick; sons Brian L. Brendlinger, husband of Beth (Hunter) of Pottstown, and Craig R. Brendlinger, husband of Peggy (Cartwright) of Upper Pottsgrove. He is also survived by a sister, Arlene Heilner of Elverson, eleven grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Ernest, FMC.
Dr. Leroy was an avid golfer and hunter. He enjoyed hunting with the Gin-Roy Hunting Club and spending time at his Pocono Mt cabin.
He is a graduate of Boyertown High School 1936; BS, West Chester State College 1946; MS, University of PA 1949; Ed.D., Temple University, 1959. He began teaching in East Greenville, but his career was interrupted by Military Service. He is also a graduate of Officer Candidate School Aberdeen, MD where he served as Lieutenant in the US Army Ordinance Department and also served two years in the European Theatre. After military service he taught in New Hanover Township. He held positions as principal in Plymouth Township Schools, Supervising Principal of Lower Pottsgrove School, Assistant County Superintendent of Montgomery County, and Founding President of Montgomery County Community College.
His community involvement included Chairman of SCORE, Chp. 594, Tri-County; area past president of Montg. County Health and Welfare Council; and he served on the Board of Directors for Montgomery Hospital and the Board of Lutheran Children and Family Service.
A funeral service will be celebrated on Saturday, 11:00 AM at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Obelisk, with Rev. Arlene Greenwald officiating. Burial will follow in Keelor’s Union Cemetery, Obelisk. Visitation will be held Saturday from 9:00-10:45 AM at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Memorial Fund of St Luke’s Lutheran Church, PO Box 700, Frederick, PA 19435.