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Ray C. Leydig Jr.

May 10, 1944 ~ September 20, 2020 (age 76)


Ray C. Leydig Jr. 76 of Hempfield Twp died Sunday September 20, 2020 at home after a long and courageous battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis surrounded by his loving family.  He was born May 10, 1944 in Uniontown a son of the late Ray C. Leydig Sr. and Gretna (Baker) Leydig.  Prior to retirement he was Captain of the City of Jeannette Police Department and he was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving as a SGT with the U.S. Marine Corp.  Ray was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Jeannette, F.O.P. Lodge 39, VFW Post 211 of Youngwood, Hecla Sportsman's and was previously employed by Schaad Detective Agency.  He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish.  Ray is survived by the love of his life for 55 years Cookie Leydig, his children Dawn Hudock and her husband Chris of Latrobe, Stacey Rehak and her husband Steve of Greensburg and Eric Leydig and his wife Erin of Greensburg, six grandchildren Chelsea, Tara, Sawyer, Caris, Zachary and Jacob.  Services and interment will be private.  The family suggests memorial contributions be made to either Children's Hospital Gastroenterology Department or the D.A.V. and they would like to thank Grane Hospice for their care and compassion.  Mason-Gelder Funeral Home Inc. Jeannette, PA in charge of arrangements.  To send online condolences visit


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