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Larry A. Wingard

Thursday, December 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Legacy Oaks, Macungie

Larry A. Wingard, 79, formerly of Legacy Oaks, Macungie, died Dec. 13, 2017, at Luther Crest. He was the husband of Virginia D. “Ginny” (Maher) Milley Wingard, to whom he was married for 27 years. Born in Shade Township, Somerset County, he was the son of the late Kermit Ross and Miriam Jennetta (Huston) Wingard.

He had a career as a Boy Scout professional, United Way executive, professional fundraiser, development officer and stewardship leader for congregations and agencies of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He joined Rotary at age 24 and was on the faculty of the Rotary Leadership Institute and a member of the International Fellowship of Rotary Musicians. He was president of the Emmaus Rotary Club in 2007-2008.

He loved playing tuba and the string bass, and was president of the Macungie Band. He was a member of the Association of Concert Bands.

He was an active member of the Friends of Flight 93, which supports the Flight 93 National Memorial near where he grew up in western Pennsylvania.

He is survived by his wife; sons, Darryl G. and his wife Monica, of St. Clair, Eric A. and his companion Lisa Elliott, of Cressona; daughter, Lauranne, of Manchester, N.H.; sister, Irene Nazak, of Athens; stepson, Don Milley and his wife Kristin, of Elkins Park; two grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother Thomas and sister, Mary Kay Lower.

Contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Dec. 20 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, where they were members, 8227 Hamilton Blvd., Breinigsville. Calling hours begin 10 a.m. Burial will be held Dec. 21 in Somerset Co. Arrangements were made by the Schmoyer Funeral Home, Breinigsville.