Ed Leuchtner, 84, passed away peacefully in Milford, CT on August 14, 2018. He was born April 15, 1934 in Pottsville, PA, and grew up there. He was the son of the late Ralph and Helen (Koenig) Leuchtner. His father Ralph worked at the Pottsville Republican newspaper for 52 years. His mother Helen also worked as a writer for the Republican for many years.
Ed graduated from Penn State University in 1956 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and was a member of the Acacia Fraternity. In 1958, Ed was drafted into the US Army and served briefly at Ft. Leonard Wood. He then began a 35 year professional career as a civil engineer and salesman in the auto and aerospace industries.