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Eugene A. Leidwinger | 79

June 30, 1942 - October 14, 2021

Eugene A. Leidwinger, 79, of 196 Sara Road, St. Marys, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021, at Penn Highlands Jefferson Manor Personal Care, after a long battle with dementia.

He was born June 30, 1942, in Ridgway, son of the late Alfred and Helen Benson Leidwinger.  Eugene was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Ridgway High School, Class of 1960.  He was a former employee of the Keystone Carbon Company and also worked for the DCNR, working at Bendigo State Park.

On August 8, 1964, in the Holy Rosary Church, Eugene married Joan Sosmiski, who survives.

He is also survived by his daughter, Renee Cunningham (Donald II) of St. Marys; his son, Scott Leidwinger (Lynn) of St. Marys; two granddaughters: Raelyn Cunningham and Maranda Leidwinger; and by his great-grandson, Rowen O’Dell.  Also surviving are two sisters: Linda Sullivan (John) of Cochranton, PA and Patricia Geyer of Johnsonburg; and by two brothers: Donald Leidwinger (Charlene) of Tucson, AZ and Gary Leidwinger (Lisa) of St. Marys.

In addition to his parents, Eugene was preceded in death by two granddaughters: Saige O’Dell and Paige Leidwinger.

Eugene attended the Queen of the World Church and was a veteran of the United States Navy.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

There will be no visitation.

A private funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jeffery Noble officiating.  Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will be in the Holy Rosary Cemetery in Johnsonburg.




Funeral Service

Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Final Resting Place

Holy Rosary Cemetery

Tribute Wall


  1. Sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. Good bye old friend.

  2. Sorry for your loss, Renee and family. I liked your dad, he was a good man!

  3. I will always rember the time I spent with Gene camping, salmon fishing. Lots of laughs and good times. Will be missed by all.

  4. Eugene was a good person and he would do anything for anybody. He was a good person, good father, good husband, good grandfather. I remember when he used to come to my parents’ home and do some work for my parents and then when they were done, he and my dad sat down to play chess.

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