Michael F. Baron, 73, of Upper Allen Township died Friday, August 6, 1999 at home.

Born Sept. 17, 1925 in Pleasant Mount, he was a son of the late Andrew and Mary Bavitz Baron.

A WWII veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart, Mr. Baron was retired from the former Mechanicsburg Naval Supply Depot in Hampden Township, a graduate of Scranton University, a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Upper Allen Township and a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans in Carbondale.

Survivors include his wife, Mary A. Lyons Baron, formerly of Archibald; one daughter, Mary Ilene Leibensperger of York Springs; four brothers, Joseph and John of Forest City, Paul of Owego, N.Y., and Adam of Clifford; three sisters, Sophie and Eleanor Baron of Forest City and Mary Ann Anelli of Annondale, Va.; and one grandson. One brother, Charles, preceded him in death.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 310 Hertzler Drive, Mechanicsburg, with the Rev. Joseph Scanlan as celebrant.

Burial with military honors will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in East Hanover Township.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Malpezzi Funeral Home, 8 Market Plaza Way, Mechanicsburg.

Leroy "Lou" Welsh, Sr., 90, of Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Middlesex Township and formerly of Carlisle died Friday, August 6, 1999 in the center.

Born May 2, 1909 in Carlisle, he was the son of the late Louis Robert, Sr. and Maude Irene Lohman Welsh and the widower of Catherine J. Welsh.

A past member of Bellaire Acres Rod and Gun Club in Frenchville, he was a life member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 1299 in Carlisle.

Survivors include two sons, Leroy R., Jr. and William M., both of Carlisle; one brother, Lewis R., Jr. of Carlisle; one sister, Isabella E. Taylor of Perry County; three half-brothers and four half-sisters; six grandchildren, Tracy Lynn Boutelle, Leslie Robert Welsh, Cathy E. Welsh, Jennifer Lee Misavage, Todd Michael Welsh and Scott William Welsh; and two great-grandchildren, Whitney Boutelle and Kala Misavage. He was preceded in death by a son, Jack Edward.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, West Pennsboro Township with pastor Lewis B. Splain officiating. No viewing or visitation is planned.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mosquito Creek Sportsman's Assoc., P.O. Box 218, Frenchville, PA 16836 and to Carlisle Hospital Medical Foundation, 246 Parker St., Carlisle, PA 17013.

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