June 24, 2021

In Memory of Foster Leonhardt

The obituary of Foster Leonhardt was brought to our attention this week because of the note “Because Foster loved to read and in lieu of flowers, please consider contributions in his memory to the Bethlehem Area Public Library.” Needless to say, we were touched. We went on to read the obituary and were moved by the details of what was clearly a life well lived. Foster served in the Navy where he played football, and then became an educator, working in the Bethlehem Area School District for 34 years as both a classroom teacher and a principal. He enjoyed golfing, whittling, folk art painting, and playing “Me and Bobby McGee” on the harmonica. He was married for 67 years and is lovingly remembered by a large family including nieces and nephews who knew him as “Uncle Fruff.” What a guy. Rest in peace, Mr. L.

Foster E. Leonhardt
February 19, 1930 ~ June 12, 2021 (age 91)