Meadville Tribune

December 20, 2013

Thomas Edward Leberman

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Thomas Edward Leberman, 80, of Meadville, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community.

He was born Dec. 25, 1932, in Meadville, a son of Gordon and Effie Williams Leberman. He married Emma Jane Davis Busch Oct. 4, 1984, and she preceded him in death April 15, 2003.

He worked as a conductor, working for Conrail and its predecessors, Erie Lackawanna and Bessemer Railroads, from 1952 to 1993, retiring after 41 years of service. He was a graduate of Meadville High School. He was 32-degree Mason and a member of Masonic Lodge 408, Coudersport Consistory, Kismet Grotto, Crawford County Shrine Club, Zem Zem Shrine Temple Erie and the Zem Zem Motor Patrol. He also was a member of Elks Lodge 219, The Meadville Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2006 and West Mead 2 Volunteer Fire Department.

He loved golfing, playing euchre, his morning coffee groups and just hanging out with the guys. He was also a volunteer driver for Shriners Hospitals.

He is survived by two daughters, Deborah A. Saeger of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Linda L. Laughner and her husband, Robert, of Pittsburgh; a son, Michael T. Leberman of Conneaut Lake; a stepdaughter, Marsha Manning and her husband, Charles, of Meadville; a stepson, Daniel Busch of Meadville; five grandchildren, Shawn Saeger, Kevin Saeger, Bryan Saeger, Amanda Leberman and Lindsey Sexton; a step-granddaughter, Marlie Manning; four great-grandchildren, Savannah, Noelle, Gavin and Quentin; two sisters, Jean Milway and her husband, Dean, of Rockford, Ill., and Virginia Peglow and her husband, Paul, of Etlan, Va.; several nieces nephews and special friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, Jane, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Minore.

Calling hours will be Sunday from 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, Inc., 581 Chestnut St., Meadville, with an Elks service and Masonic service following each other at 8:45 p.m.

The funeral service will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Sarah Roncolato, pastor of Stone United Methodist Church, officiating.

Interment will be in Greendale Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 1645 W. Eighth St., Erie, Pa. 16505.

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