Mr. James Leithren, Jr., age 86, of Newark, DE, passed away on Friday, October 28, 2011 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Leithren was born in Glasgow, DE, on July 30, 1925 to the late James H. Leithren, Sr. and Mabel Dill Leithren. After proudly serving his country in the U.S. Navy, he was dedicated to his job as an industrial engineer at the Chrysler Assembly Plant, where he retired after many years of service. Mr. Leithren was a devoted family man and enjoyed fishing and working in his yard. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mary J. Bedwell Leithren; children, David A. Leithren and wife, Kelly of Elkton, MD; Joanne M. Armstrong and husband, Rob of San Antonio, TX; J. Michael Leithren and wife, Colleen of Newark, DE; and Karen C. O'Keefe and husband, Sean of Gibsonton, FL; sister, Betty L. Basciani of Chadds Ford, PA; 10 grandchildren, Erin, Christian, Ashley, David, Heather, Michael, Susan, Christine, Brian and Connor; and 3 great grandchildren, Emma, J.T. and Mikenna.
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