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Clarence W. “Chum” Leon

1932 - 2019

Clarence W. “Chum” Leon, 87, of Milton passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born in Milton on January 21, 1932, he was the son of the late Mary Leon Rathburn.  He was married to the former Dorothy Walls.  Together they celebrated 60 years of marriage.

Clarence attended Milton schools and had retired from American Home Foods in 1994.  He had served in the US Army during the Korean War.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing cards with family and friends.  His greatest joy was watching his grandchildren play at the ballfield.  He was a member of the American legion and VFW both of Milton.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters Crystal D. Diehl of Milton, Barbara A. Boudman and her husband David of Milton, and Cindy Shrawder and her husband Robin of Milton; five grandchildren John F. Faubion Jr. and his companion Stacy Unangst , Robin D. Shrawder Jr and his companion Megan Scott, Brian K. Shrawder and his wife Diana, S. Michael Shrawder, and Jennifer S. Faubion and her companion Ed Aikey ; four great grandchildren; two brothers Kenneth Rathburn of Milton and Abram Rathburn of Sunbury; three sisters Linda Danowsky of Lewisburg, Margaret Bogle of Milton, and Carlotta Robles of Milton; and a very dear friend Jody Rager of Lewisburg.

He was preceded in death by a son in law Jack D. Diehl; three brothers William Rathburn, Robert Rathburn and Russell Rathburn; and three sisters Ameda Reynolds, Joanne Reich and Ruth Clemens.

Graveside services with military honors will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in Harmony Cemetery.



goodbye my precious Uncle Chum i know my dad "Mike" is waiting for you, we will miss you. Much love and prayers to Aunt Dot and the family!!!


Dear Dot,
I am so sorry to learn of Clarence's passing. Both you and he were good friends and neighbors to my parents and for years helped maintain the yard, trees, and anything Mom needed in her final years. It was always a comfort to know Clarence was always looking out over them and the house.
I pray you find comfort and peace in the many memories you had together.

Blessings, Tom Brown

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