It is with great sadness that Union Fire Company announces the passing of William G. Leicht. Bill was 83 years old and a Retired Active Life Member of Union Fire Company No. 1. To many of us lifetime residents, Bill was a fixture in the community. He was a primary apparatus operator, served on a variety of committees and was integral part of the Company's annual carnivals. Bill also served the community as Chief of Police for Manchester Borough. In addition to serving his community, Bill was also a veteran.
Rest Easy Bill, we'll take it from here....
MANCHESTER William G. Leicht, 83, died at 4:38 p.m. Saturday at Colonial Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of Anna M. (Knaub) Leicht. Born August 5, 1931, in Manchester, a son of the late George and Anna (Britcher) Leicht, he was retired as Police Chief of Manchester Boro, and also retired from Service America. He also had worked at Katharine Beecher Candies, and after retirement had worked for Manchester Boro. He was a member of Saint Paul United Methodist Church, Mount Wolf VFW, and Union Fire Company #1. He was also a life member of Starview Sportsmen's Association, and was a former member of the Squires and Constables Association. In addition to his wife, Mr. Leicht is survived by a daughter, Angela C. Heilman and her husband Tom, of York New Salem; two sons, Daniel Leicht and his wife Karen, of Dover, and Dennis Leicht, of Manchester; seven grandchildren, Brandy Sweitzer, Brad Heilman and his wife Laura, Daniel Leicht, Jr. and his wife Jennifer, Kristen Leicht, Kandi Fox and her husband Brian, Kevin Leicht, and Kory Leicht; eight great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Elizabeth, Paige, Grant, Henry, Alaina, Sky and Audrianna; and a sister, Dorothy Morningstar, of York. A ninth great-grandson, Charles, is expected in February. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Chester Reisinger; and a sister, Pauline Olphin. Funeral services are scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at William E. Little Funeral Homes, Inc., 60 S. Main St., Manchester, with his Pastor, the Rev. Chuck Sprenkle officiating. Viewing will be 4 to 6 p.m. Private burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.