Leon C. Muir
Born on June 4, 1935 in Philipsburg, PA, he was the son of the late Connor & Marjorie (Smeal) Muir. He married the former Linda Tobias on December 9, 1961 in Woodland, PA; who survives at home.
Mr. Muir was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Philipsburg and had served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed gardening, reading and camping at the Clarion River with his family. He especially enjoyed spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren and going to their sporting and band events.
He was the Principal at the Philipsburg Junior High School until his retirement. Prior to being principal, he also was a teacher, counselor and assistant principal at the junior high school. Mr. Muir was a 1953 graduate of the Philipsburg High School and was a 1958 graduate of the Lock Haven (State Teachers College) University. He earned his Masters degree in education and received his counseling and principal’s certificate from Penn State.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: an infant sister, Gladys Jane Muir; and a grandson, Elliott Albert.
Along with his wife, Mr. Muir is survived by: four children, Laura Albert & her husband, Drew of Chester Hill, PA, Allen Muir & his wife Karin of Lewistown, PA, Karen Muir & her fiance William Kehler of Philipsburg, PA and Megan Grivas & her husband Michael of Monroeville, PA; and a brother, Thomas Muir & his wife Nell of Lamar, PA. He is also survived by: five grandchildren, Erin Albert of Bridgewater, VA, Kyle and Marissa Albert, both of Chester Hill, PA and Connor and Benet Muir, both of Lewistown, PA; and several nieces and nephews.
The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 20, 2015 at Grace United Methodist Church in Philipsburg, PA, with Pastor Mark Thumma officiating. Burial will be at the Philipsburg Cemetery in Philipsburg, PA.
The Muir Family will receive friends from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the church on Friday.
Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by members of the Moshannon Valley Independent Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to:
Grace United Methodist Church
912 East Pine Street
Philipsburg, PA 16866
Holt Memorial Library
17 North Front Street
Philipsburg, PA 16866
Arrangements are under the direction of the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, Philipsburg, PA.
Friends may sign the guestbook at beezerheathfh.com.