Willis T. “Willy” Gleixner

Willis T. “Willy” Gleixner, 71, of 106 Forest Road, St. Marys, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.

He was born May 22, 1940 in St. Marys, son of the late Alfred A. “Showy” and Frances “Pat” Meyer Gleixner.  He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1959.  He also attended Williamsport Community College.  He was a retired employee of the Keystone Carbon Co., retiring in 2002 after 42 years of service.

On May 14, 1960, in the St. Mary’s Church, he married Patricia A. Schaberl, who survives.  Also surviving are a daughter, Christine (Mrs. Jay) Ruberto of Fairmont, WV; four sons, Michael G. Gleixner and his wife Joanne of Hudson, OH, David Gleixner and his wife Jenny of St. Marys, Richard Gleixner and his wife Mary of St. Marys, Steven Gleixner and his wife Mary Kay of St. Marys; a daughter-in-law, Gloria Gleixner of St. Marys; eleven grandchildren, Dan Gleixner and his fiancée Amanda, Eric Gleixner, Molly Wolfel, Alyssa Ruberto, Jeffery Gleixner, Elizabeth Gleixner, Ashley Ruberto, Rebecca Gleixner, Tori Gleixner, Danielle Wolfel and Josh Gleixner; three sisters, Phyllis Daly of DuBois, Patricia Wickett of St. Marys, Nancy Nissel of St. Marys; and two brothers, Eugene H. Gleixner and his wife Alicia of Naples, FL and Wayne P. Gleixner and his wife Carol of Mt. Gretna, PA.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Bill Gleixner, who passed away on March 14, 1993.

Mr. Gleixner was a member of the St. Mary’s Church and spent his retirement years enjoying his family, friends and the farm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Church on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 10:00 AM with the Rev. Meinrad Lawson OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to a favorite charity.

Edward Schaberl February 17, 2012 at 11:25 pm

Patty & Family, we are so very sorry to hear of Will’s passing. He was a great yet humble man. We know that he is in a better place. Prayers to all of you.

Bob Schaberl February 18, 2012 at 7:42 am

Sorry to hear about Will, Patty. Mom had kept me updated. Know that we all will miss him, and that you and the family are in our prayers.

Rocco and Beth Petrilli February 18, 2012 at 10:29 am

Our prayers are with your entire family in this sad time. We wish you fond memories and reflections of your husband, father, brother and friend.

Doris E. Stackpole February 18, 2012 at 11:06 am

Gene & Alicia,

So sorry to hear about Will’s passing. May God be with you during this time of sorrow.

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis D. Heindl February 18, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Dear Patty and Family, Rose and I express our deepest sympathy on the passing of Willie. We have many fond memories of Willie and he will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time.

Joe & Tama Foster February 19, 2012 at 1:53 am

Our deepest condolences on the loss of Willy. He will always be remembered as the kind person he was.

Joe & Tama Foster

Ronald and Tina Cosco Family February 19, 2012 at 2:01 am

Ruberto Family:

Sorry for the loss of your loved one. Our loved ones in Heaven are rejoicing in their eternal home.

Dale & Janet Forster February 19, 2012 at 5:43 am

Thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. May God give you comfort and strength in the coming weeks.

Paul Gerg February 19, 2012 at 9:58 am

Mrs. Gleixner (Patty) and family. I am sending condolences and prayers to you in behalf of my mother Shirley Gerg. She is not able to herself but
I know she would want you to know she is thinking of you and your family at your time. Love and Prayers…Shirley.

Ed and Jane Sutton February 19, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Patty,
We were sorry to hear about Willis’ passing. He had been and still is in our thoughts and prayers. We know he is in a better place now. He will be missed in our class gatherings.
We are sorry that we did not get a chance to talk to you after the funeral Mass today as we chatted with some of our HS classmates, a few who we had not seen since graduation. At that point it was too late to go to the convent.
Love and Prayers,
Ed and Jane

Jerry & Carol Brunner February 22, 2012 at 1:10 am

Our prayers and condolences are with your entire family. Willie was one of those guys you just had to like.

Jerry & Carol

Tom Neizmik February 22, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Willy was like a dad to me at Keystone where I started right out of high school. He had a heart of gold, and mentored me as a young machinest. May God bless his family during this time of sorrow. He will surely be missed.

The William Olson Family February 22, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Our deepest sympathies to the Gleixner Family.

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