Leon Houp, 83, husband of Barbara (Guinther) Houp, to whom he was married for 57 years, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2022 at Barclay Friends, in West Chester.
Born in Oley on May 12, 1939, he was the son of the late Lester Houp and Katie (Strunk) Houp.
He was employed as a rate analyst for Jones Motor Company, Spring City for 35 years retiring in 2003. Leon served in the US Army and was awarded a good conduct medal.
He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Boyertown. He was a life member of the Bally Fire Company, Bally, Friendship Hook & Ladder, Boyertown, National Rifle Association, and Gablesville Athletic Association.
He loved John Wayne and all western movies. He enjoyed hunting with his brother-in-law, Melvin, traveling out west, and playing cards with close friends.
Leon played football, basketball, baseball. He played baseball for Gablesville for many years and was inducted into the Tri-County Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999 with a lifetime batting average of 409. He was a volunteer umpire in the Boyertown Midget League for 30 years.
He is survived by his children, Deneen Kelleghan, wife of John Kelleghan, and Gregory Houp, husband of Michele Houp, as well as five grandchildren: Holly, Jack, Matthew, Tyler, and Lauren.
He is also survived by brothers, James and Carl Houp, The Villages, Fl., and sisters, Annie Yerger, Esther Brintzenhoff, Oley, PA.
Leon was predeceased by sister, Ida Piersol.
Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Monday, October 31, 2022, from 10AM to 11:30AM at Morrell Funeral Home 124 W. Philadelphia Ave Boyertown, PA 19512. A funeral service will follow at 11:30AM.
Burial will be in Oley Cemetery in Spangsville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Morrell Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. (www.morrellfuneralhome.com)