Leon Paul Stauffer Jr. (1928 - 2020)

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Leon Paul Stauffer
1928 - 2020
December 3, 1928
Willow Grove, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania United States
July 7, 2020
New Providence, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania United States 17560
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New Providence, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania United States 17560
Leon Paul Stauffer Jr. was born on December 3, 1928 in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania United States. He is the child of Esther Mildred Stauffer and Leon Paul Stauffer Sr., with siblings Helen, Stanley, Walter, Charles, and Clara. According to his family tree, Leon was father to 7 children. He married Rosina (Stepaunchi) Stauffer c. 1949 in Friuli-Venezia Giulia Italy. They were married until Rosina's death in 2001 in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania United States. They had children Konrad Joseph Stauffer, Matthew Paul Stauffer, Peter Joseph Stauffer, John Robert Stauffer, Leon Charles Stauffer, James Mark Stauffer, and Gloria Jane Kopchak. He died on July 7, 2020 in New Providence, Pennsylvania United States at 91 years of age.
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New Providence, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania United States 17560
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July 13, 2020
Whitemarsh Memorial Park 1169 Limekiln Pike, in Ambler, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania United States 19002
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Leon P. Stauffer Jr.,91,entered into eternity on July 7,2020. He was the husband of the late Rosina Stauffer. He was born and raised in Willow Grove,Pennsylvania by his parents,Leon and Esther Stauffer. He was the second child of six and the oldest boy. Leon graduate from Upper Moreland High School before joining the army right after World War II. He was stationed in Europe where he met his future wife,Rosina Stepaunchi. They married and returned to the states where Leon spent 40 years as a welder in manufacturing. Rosina and Leon raised six boys and one girl. Leon loved music and was an accomplished flutist. His passed his love of music down to all his children. He especially loved listening to his daughter sing. He enjoyed sports,especially baseball,and spent many hours playing wiffle ball in the yard with his boys and pitching batting practice when they went to have 'hits' at the local ball fields. He spent many days and evenings watching them play organized baseball. A quiet man,who though words were few,lived out to what he believed,through his actions. Leon is survived by five of his six sons and his only daughter. They are Matthew Stauffer and his partner Susan Puskar,Peter Stauffer and wife Shirley,John Stauffer and wife Eva,Leon Stauffer and wife Jonell,James Stauffer. He is also survived by his daughter Gloria Kopchak and her partner Lori Hadley. His oldest son Konrad died three years ago. He was the proud grandfather of 17 grandchildren. He is also survived by 22 great-grandchildren. A graveside service with the just immediate family will took place at Whitemarsh Memorial Park. Because of the ongoing pandemic,please be attentive to social precautions. A memorial service will be held at a future time,where the entire family and friends can celebrate the life of Leon P. Stauffer Jr.

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In 1928, in the year that Leon Paul Stauffer Jr. was born, aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1945, at the age of 17 years old, Leon was alive when in October, automobile production in the United States for private consumers was allowed to resume. It took a while for car makers to get those new cars to buyers - they had to once again change their manufacturing plants, this time from war production to peacetime.

In 1951, Leon was 23 years old when on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1963, at the age of 35 years old, Leon was alive when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1990, by the time he was 62 years old, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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