Benjamin Van Leer

Benjamin Van Leer Jr.

October 17, 1933 - April 26, 2021
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Benjamin A. Van Leer Jr. 87 born October 17, 1933, passed away on April 26, 2021, peacefully in bed at home. Ben was an avid bowler, hunter, fisherman, softball player as well as a frequent flyer to all of the local auction houses. He enjoyed going out in the mornings to get his breakfast at the Deluxe Restaurant.

He was preceded by his loving wife, Marion (Smiglewski), his father, Benjamin Van Leer Sr., mother, Virginia Grace (Greenwood), brother, Joseph Van Leer and sister, Virginia (Fiorucci). He is survived by his brother, Edwin, sister, Joan (Livingston) and brother, Raymond. He is also survived by his two sons, Benjamin Van Leer III (Barbara Ann) and John Van Leer Sr. (Linda), six grandchildren: Barbara Ann Hudrick (Joe), Patricia Ann Jones (Matt), Jonathan Van Leer (Megan), Nathan Van Leer (Becca), Jessica Van Leer (Brian), and John Van Leer Jr. (Nicole)and seven greatgrandchildren: Calleigh, Jaxson, Fynn, Jacob, Eliza, Chase and Peyton.

Graveside services with military honors will be held Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc., West Reading is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at
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    April 29, 2021 | 9:30am
    April 29, 2021 9:30am
    Indiantown Gap National Cemetery
    Fisher Road & Indiantown Rd.
    East Hanover, PA 17003
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Joe Sharp

Posted at 02:58pm
You were a good guy, Big Ben. Miss you.

Benjamin A Van Leer III

Posted at 12:37pm
Gonna miss you Pop. May you find peace there with everyone else.
Love ya!

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