Elizabeth Marie Lechleitner

March 23, 2023

Elizabeth Lechleitner Obituary

Elizabeth Marie Lechleitner, 85, of Minersville, passed away Thursday, surrounded by her loving family in her home. Known by her friends and family as “Liz”, “Betty”, or “Nanny”, she was born in Pottsville, PA on March 21st, 1938. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Curran) Harley. Liz was a 1956 graduate of Nativity BVM High School. In November 1957, she married Wayne "Butch" and they started building their family which would blossom in size as the years passed. She and Butch found joy in supporting their children and grandchildren at their sports events, including her youngest daughter as she continued her sports career after college in running and triathlon events (even though she was always worried about her safety). She was a staunch and proud supporter of Nativity BVM High School and the Castle Green Grotto in Greenbury. She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church of the Holy Family Parish, Minersville. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Wayne “Butch”, and her three siblings Joanne, Edward and Jack. She is survived by seven children, Lynn Sabol (Dave), Minersville, Kathy Gillespie (Doyle), Jacksonville FL, Beth Ann Williams (Ray), Minersville, Wayne (Beth), St. Thomas, Edward “Eddie J” (Kimberly), Port Richie Fl, Patrick “PJ” (Maggie), Falls Church VA, and Mary Latza (Randy), Pennsburg; her Aunt, Katherine “Kitty” Leone; 14 grandchildren, Lindsey Phillips, Jaime Williams-Troutman, Michael Lynch, Stephanie Marcellus, Andrew Lynch, Emily Williams, Elizabeth Egan, Benjamin Lechleitner, Joshua Lechleitner, Connor Lechleitner, Mark Sabol, Sarah Lechleitner, Timothy Lechleitner and John Lechleitner; fifteen great-grandchildren, Jared, Hope, Loriann, Juliana, Lucas, Adam, Liam, Cece, Leah, Bo, Paige, Blake, Declan, Isla, and Maeve; very dear first cousins, Helen Ann Roberts, Margaret “Toot” Curran, Beatrice Hancock, and Mary Ann “Mame” Wynosky; sisters-in-law, Gloria Harley, Jamie Holton, June Nicholas, Jean Sloan, and Donna Lechleitner; and brother-in-law Gordon Sloan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, 10:00 am Saturday April 1 at St. Michael the Archangel Church of the Holy Family Parish, Minersville, with Rev. Stephen L Maco. celebrant. All are respectfully invited to attend a visitation Friday with calling hours from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville, as well as from 7:00 to 9:30 am Saturday at the funeral home. Interment Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Castle Green Grotto at 982 Valley Road, Pottsville PA  17901, or the Nativity BVM Preservation Foundation P.O. Box 82, Pottsville, Pa. 17901 in Liz’s name. Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville entrusted with the arrangements.

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March 31, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home, Inc.
104 South 4th Street
Minersville, PA 17954

Mass of Christian Burial
April 1, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Michael the Archangel Church of the Holy Family Parish (Minersville)


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