Duane R. Leaman

Duane R. Leaman, 47 yrs. of New Holland, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021 at Ephrata Hospital as a result of Covid 19.

He was born on February 9, 1974, in West Reading, and was the son of Glenn E. & Mary Ann (Beiler) Leaman.

Duane was a Draftsman for Weaver Pre-Cast of Ephrata. He attended Petra Church and in addition served as an EMT for Keystone and Twin Valley EMS, and a fireman/EMT for Honey Brook and Churchtown Fire Companies. He loved coaching for his son’s sporting events and enjoyed motor cycling and bowling and was a helping hand to all.

Duane is survived in addition to his parents, by 2 sons, Corey Leaman and Cole Leaman both of New Holland, 2 brothers, Shawn (Jennifer) Leaman of Gap and Eric Leaman of Lewisburg, Pa. and a step-grandmother, Mabel Kurtz of New Holland. Also by his extended family of uncles, aunts and cousins.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 11 AM in the Sanctuary of the Pine Grove Church, 1194 Reading Road, (State Route # 625) Bowmansville, Pa 17507, with Pastor Jonathan Yoder officiating. A calling hour will be held on Tuesday in the Great Room from 6 to 9 PM and Wednesday from 9:30 to 11 AM in the Lobby at the church. Interment will be private.  The funeral will be live streamed. You may view it on our website at pinegrovechurch.us under "services," or use the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmx4ciDW4PahlnepDO_Dg

Memorial contributions may be made in the memory of Duane to the following; Garden Spot Mat Club, In care of, Shauna Redcay, GS Mat Club Treasurer, 403 Jared Way, New Holland, Pa. 17557. Please make check payable to the GS Mat Club, or Band Boosters, In care of, Richard Fitz, PO Box 392, New Holland Pa 1755. Please make check payable to Band Boosters or Garden Spot Lacrosse, In care of, Christine Scarle, PO Box 392, New Holland Pa. 17557. Please make check payable to Garden Spot Lacrosse.

Arrangements by The Labs Funeral home, Inc. of Honey Brook, Pa. For additional information and online condolences, please visit www.thelabsfh.com.

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To Shawn, Cole, Corey and the rest of Duane's family and friends - I am so, so sorry for your loss. I really enjoyed working with Duane. His sweet demeanor, sense of humor, and always having a kind word and a smile no matter the situation will be greatly missed by all. Praying for comfort and peace for all of you through this very sad time.

~ Dawn Gamble
12/28/2021 11:11:22 AM

Glen and Mary Ann. Oh how sad and shocked to see about Daunes passing. I went through the same thing you just went through, in that 6 years ago I lost my 49 year old son, Kent, to prostate cancer. There is nothing as hard as losing a child. Even losing a wife or husband, is not as hard. There is no word to describe it. May God give you strength and sympathy like you've never experienced be fore. Love, Harold and Jody

~ Harold and Jody Yoder
12/27/2021 1:01:46 PM

Glen and Maryanne and all your family. We are so sorry to hear of Duane’s passing, and offer you our deepest sympathy… Your family was such an important part of ours as our children went to school.. May you feel Gods arms around you in the days and months ahead.. Ivan n Irene Ringler

~ Ivan n Irene Ringler
12/27/2021 10:08:45 AM

To the family and friends of Duane: We are so sorry for your loss. We know Duane when he comes to Tena and Tom’s yearly summer BBQ and enjoyed his humor, kindness and friendship throughout the years. He loved his family and spoke of them in the most beautiful ways imaginable. His death is a loss to this world but he is now a shiny star is the sky. We were blessed to have known him. Our prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Jack and Jean

~ Jack and Jean Vitulli
12/26/2021 8:55:24 PM

To the family and friends of Duane! I am so sorry for your loss and mine! Duane was my son in law from the day he married our daughter and will always be! My heart hurts for my grandsons and My daughter and Mary Ann and Glen! Condolences to his brothers and wives and their entire family! I will continue to pray for all of you!

~ Marsha Skirsky Willow Street, Pennsylvania
12/26/2021 8:52:02 AM

Duane will be always remembered for his gift of giving and volunteering to his friends and community. All our love and sympathy to his family.

~ Deb and Tony Martin
12/25/2021 6:13:27 PM

This is such hard news! We are at a loss of what to say. Please receive our love Glenn, MaryAnn, Eric, Shawn, Jen and all of you. We want to give our hugs and pray you’ll find strength and all you need during this time. Boys, we don’t know you, but we know your family. We love them a lot. And we are praying for you too. God Bless you and keep you close to His heart. Jon & Stacy

~ Jon & Stacy Petersheim Soldiers Grove, WI
12/25/2021 3:57:27 PM

Duane you are my best friend and the closest friend I’ve had ever since we were kids. You were the most loyal, giving, strong, faithful man and I am so blessed to have you as my best friend for the past 25+ years. My heart is breaking with your family and for your family but I know that you were at peace with your life and that you are now with our God and that he will ensure that your boys are loved and taken care of for the rest of their lives as well as you did. You were the most amazing father and the amount of love that you gave your sons has raised them to be the amazing men they are becoming. Your legacy doesn’t end with you. Corey and Cole Will carry it and live by it forever. You are forever loved and will never be forgotten. Not even for a minute for the rest of my life. I love you my friend ??

~ Alison Malizzi
12/24/2021 9:52:12 PM

To Glenn, Maryann, Cole, Colby, Shawn and Eric. Our hearts are deeply saddened at the passing of Duane. As we have committed all of you, and your families to God, our prayer is: that he will give you all the strength and comfort that is needed at this difficult time. We love you all, and will continue to Lift you up. Love, Bob and Marlene Liese

~ Bob and Marlene Liese New Holland, Pa
12/24/2021 9:49:33 PM

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