Leon N. Baumer, of Moorestown, died on Feb. 11,
2014 at the age of 93 of He is formerly ofSylvania, OH. Leon was born in Kendall, NY.
During WWII he
served as a navigator in the US 8th Air
force, 491st Heavy Bombardment Unit. He was awarded the Distinguished
Flying Cross for "courage, coolness and exceptional
After the war he
attended Alfred University in NY where he majored in ceramic engineering. He
worked as a ceramic engineer at both Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh, PA, and Owens
Illinois in Perrysburg, Ohio in their industrial research and development groups,
retiring in 1985.
Leon was husband of
the late Jean (nee Mahaffey), and is survived by his daughter Carol (Frank) Manion, of
Moorestown, and his
grandchildren Ryan F. and Erica M.
Memorial service is Sunday at 3 p.m. at the
Palmyra Moravian Church, 1921
Cinnaminson, NJ. Interment is at
East Union Cemetery, Cheswick, Pa.