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October 8, 1929 — November 20, 2020

Leon E. SCHOONOVER, 91, of Elkland, PA, died Friday, November 20, 2020 in UPMC Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.

Born October 8, 1929, in Austinburg, he was the son of Lewis A. and Anna Laura Prentice Schoonover.  A U.S. Navy Veteran, he served honorably from 1948 – 1952.

On March 30, 1954, he married the former Peggy Lou Stiles, who predeceased him on December 29, 1990.

He was employed as a pipefitter by Corning Glass Works for 34 years, retiring in 1986.  Leon was a member of Pentecostal Revival Center in Westfield and served as a volunteer at the Compassion Center for 12 years.

Surviving are:  three children, Kathleen (Rev. David) Brelo of Westfield, Kenneth (Sherry) Schoonover, Sr. of Westfield, and Dale (Debbie) Schoonover, Sr.;  seven grandchildren;  13 great-grandchildren;  sister-in-law, Ramona Crippen of Westfield;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by three siblings, Rose Schoonover Parker, Ruth Resue, and Robert Andrew Schoonover;  sister-in-law, June M. Owen;  and brother-in-law, Robert R. Stiles.

Friends may call at Pentecostal Revival Center, Westfield, PA on Monday, November 23, 2020 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 3:00 PM.  Rev. Kenneth Schoonover, Jr. and Rev. David Brelo will co-officiate.  Military Rites will be accorded in the church at the conclusion of the funeral by members of the Tioga County Honor Guard.  CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines apply.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.

Memorials may be made to the Compassion Center, 584 Rte. 49, Westfield, PA 16950.

Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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