Fred Landsberger

EAST PALESTINE – Fred H. Landsberger, 91, of East Palestine, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Salem Community Hospital.

Fred was born Nov. 10, 1921, in Unity, a son of the late William F. and Edna J. Pike Landsberger.

He was a self-employed milk hauler for 38 years and had also worked for the former Herriott Trucking in service maintenance for 13 years. He had also worked at NRM Corporation. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Knight of Columbus Council 1890, Benjamin Firestone Post No. 290 American Legion and Edward L. McGuckin Post No. 4579 VFW. He had also served as a volunteer fireman on the former Unity Fire Department.

His wife, the former, Ruth I. Baun, whom he married June 19, 1948 died Jan. 9, 1990.

He is survived by two daughters, Sharon Cooper of East Palestine and Helen Colwell of Distant, Pa.; three sons, Harry F. Landsberger of Darlington, Pa., J. Dale Landsberger of Bessemer, Pa. and Edward A. Landsberger of Distant, Pa.; four sisters, Louise A. Yacullo of Columbiana, Virginia I. Artrip of Rogers, Margaret Stratton of Greer, S.C., and Evelyn Bailey of East Palestine; two brothers, Edward J. Landsberger of Lisbon and Elvie Landsberger of New Springfield; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Penny J. Landsberger; one sister, Edna Knight; and three brothers, William C. Landsberger, Charles L. Landsberger, and Frank Landsberger.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, East Palestine with the Rev. Thomas Ziegler officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, East Palestine, where the Benjamin Firestone Post will accord military honors. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 pm Monday at Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine.

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