William Leichner

Obituary of William L. Leichner

William L. Leichner, Sr. 78, of Jamestown, NY, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2022, in the Gowanda Rehab and Nursing Center, Gowanda, NY. An area resident for most of his life, he was born November 21, 1943, in Warren, PA, a son of the late George M. and Gladys Sparks Leichner. He was a graduate of Warren Area High School. Before his retirement he was employed as a supervisor for Truck Lite, Inc. where he worked for 27 years. Following his retirement, he enjoyed his time working for Chautauqua County Meals- on Wheels and for the RE Michel Company. He was a member of the Jamestown Church of the Nazarene and will be remembered as one who enjoyed being outdoors hunting and fishing. Surviving is his wife of 56 years, Betty Bower Leichner, whom he married August 27, 1965, four children: Sherry Zamborik of Lakewood, NY, William Leichner, Jr. of Laurel, MD, Rebecca (Donald) Anderson of Stockton, NY, Thomas (Carol Overturf) Leichner of Ellington, NY, five grandchildren: Brittany (Jordan Chase) Zamborik of Russell, PA, Michael Zamborik of Ashville, NY, Mark (Katherine Hutchinson) Zamborik of Frewsburg, NY, Kayla (Brandon) Sweet of Stockton, NY and Pinar Behkam of Istanbul, Turkey. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles, and Howard Leichner and a sister, Betty Clark. The funeral will be held at 2 pm Friday in the Lind Funeral Home. Dr. Mark Hanson, pastor of the Jamestown Church of the Nazarene will officiate. Burial will be in the Sunset Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service on Friday in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Jamestown Church of the Nazarene, 405 Howard Ave. Jamestown, NY 14701.
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