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Lewis Leroy Steele, Sr.

Lewis Leroy Steele, Sr., 86, of 4057 Market St., Birmingham, Pa. died Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at his residence.
He was born Dec. 17, 1921 at Warriors Mark, Pa. a son of Boyd S. and Lucy (Harpster) Steele.
He was twice married: First to Doris Etters who died Jan. 24, 1975. Then Sept. 3, 1976 he married Thelma M. Diehl.
He is survived by his wife and five children.
Diane Pierre (Sonny) of Bucklin, Missouri; Wayne Steele (Jeannie) of Altoona; Glenn Steele (Annie) of Exeter, New Hampshire; Gordon Steele (Sharon) and Lewis L. Steele, Jr. (Amy) of Altoona.
21 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. There are several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son Andrew L. Steele and brothers Boyd, Raymond, and Ellsworth Steele.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of W.W. II, a member of the Tyrone and Bald Eagle Sportsmen’s Clubs, the Cartwright Hunting Camp, and Hookies Fire Co. He enjoyed hunting and camping.
He retired from Conrail in December of 1981 as a pipe-fitter after 31 1/2 years service.
There will be no viewing.
Private graveside service and flag presentation will be held Monday, March 31, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Blair Memorial Park Chapel with Pastor Paul Pease officiating. Interment at Blair Memorial Park.
Arrangements were be the Derman Funeral Home, Inc., Tyrone.