Obituary Details

George Leier

June 17, 1930 - February 26, 2016

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Memorial Service

Location:
Church of the Good Shepherd
Date:
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Service Time:
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Notes

George Leier, Jr died peacefully surrounded by his family in Transitions Hospice House on February 26th in Raleigh, NC at the age of 85.

George is survived by his beautiful bride, Dorothy, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage, his daughter Margaret Leier of Raleigh, NC, his daughter Karen Kuhns, son-in-law Tim Kuhns, grandchildren, James and Jeffrey Kuhns of Apex, NC, his son George Leier and daughter in-law Vickie Leier of Elkton MD, his grandson Christopher Leier of Silver Spring, MD, his granddaughter Katina Leier of Burlington, VT, his grandson Justin Riddle and wife, Sweet Joy Riddle and great granddaughter Jazmine Belle Riddle of Wilmington, DE, and his granddaughter Kaleigh Riddle of Houston, TX. He is preceded in death by his parents, George and May, his brother William Norman and his sisters Martha and Ruth Ann.

George was born at home in the Bronx, NY to George and May Leier on June 17th 1930. Growing up he worked for years in his father’s plumbing business before moving on to work at Hertlein Tool and Die. In 1956, he began a long and distinguished career at IBM where he worked as both a Hardware and Software engineer, retiring as an employee in 1987 and again as a consultant in 2000.George was a longtime member of Wakefield Grace Methodist Church in the Bronx. He became an Episcopalian when he was married to his loving wife, Dorothy in 1957 and was a longtime member of St John’s Episcopal Church in Larchmont, NY and then Church of the Good Shepherd in Raleigh NC.George was a Mason and longtime member of John Stewart Lodge in Mount Vernon, NY.

George raised his family in Rye, NY where he helped with community organizations such as the Boy and Girl Scouts and was a member of Rye Fire Department’s Milton patrol. He continued his community service in Raleigh driving kidney dialysis patients to treatment and supporting World Vision and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital throughout his adult life.
George shared his zest for living and joyful outlook on life with a wonderful sense of humor and contagious optimism. He was an avid puzzle solver and fan of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. He was always willing to help others often using his uncanny ability to fix anything to rescue those in need. George was a truly kind and compassionate man who loved well and genuinely fostered that which was good and decent.

. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude’s Children's Research Hospital at 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 .
Posted by:
Elaine Harriss Severino
Posted on:
January 29, 2017
I remember many summers with the Leier Family at Lake Kitchawan [ Uncle George,Sr. Auntie May, as we all called them and their 2 great sons George, Jr. & Norman ] Norman became my brother in law some years later. I was saddened to hear just recently [ Jan. 2017 ] of George, Jr.'s passing. My condolences to Dot, Georgie, Margie, Karen & all the rest of the family that I've never had the pleasure of meeting.
Elaine Harriss Severino Somerville, MA
Posted by:
sue haggett
Posted on:
May 27, 2016
I'm so sorry to learn that my only Uncle on my dad's side passed away & we were not notified. I'm not sure how/why the family fell apart but I'm sorry for ur loss. I remember many a Sunday dinner in Rye NY where Karen would pass her food to the rest of us so she could be excused from the table lol. Thinking of u all & miss & love u all. Susan (Leier) Haggett
Posted by:
Penny Cresswell
Posted on:
February 29, 2016
Tony and I had the pleasure of meeting George's father at George's wedding, what a lovely man, no wonder George is as kind, caring, and humorous, just like his Dad. I would like to thank George's father for the wonderful example he was to his son, for which we all benefit from.

Much love to all,

Penny Cresswell
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