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Donald F. Leypoldt

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Donald F. Leypoldt of Warminster passed away peacefully on Aug. 8 at the age of 90.

Don was born on Jan. 3, 1932 to the Rev. Fred and Mrs. Dorathy Leypoldt. He was raised in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia. Don graduated from Frankford High School in 1949 and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 1953. For his entire life, Don kept the values he learned growing up in a Christian household during the Great Depression and World War II: a strong work ethic, an even stronger faith in God, a willingness to sacrifice and gratitude for blessings both large and small.

Don served for four years in the United States Naval Reserves as a supply officer, being honorably discharged as a lieutenant (junior grade). He then spent the next 45 years in a highly successful insurance career, the last 38 of which working at New Jersey Manufacturers (NJM). An underwriter by trade, Don was an early adapter of computers and helped to build systems that NJM utilized for decades. He rose to eventually be a senior vice president and a board member at NJM.

Don loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, his country and his family. A Mason who had a strong Christian faith, Don served as a Sunday School teacher, deacon, trustee and in various other leadership functions in churches throughout his life. He was proud of his Naval service and his favorite moments were spent with family – either at his sister’s for frequent cookouts or with his son, daughter-in-law and grandson.

After living in Newtown for over 35 years, Don moved to Ann’s Choice in 2008. While there, he was active with the ROMEOs Men’s Organization and the Veterans Group. Don was a lifelong Philadelphia Phillies and college football fan. He enjoyed the beach, especially Hilton Head, S.C., and Ocean City, N.J. Don was a classical music aficionado, read voraciously and lived an active life, frequently taking walks of over a mile up until months of his passing.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Don Jr. and Diane Leypoldt and his beloved grandson Joshua Donald Leypoldt. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law Middie and Lee Thomas, his nephew Lee Thomas Jr. and his wife Rebecca, his niece Susan Thomas, his niece Sandra Lebold and her husband Howard, and by his cherished companion Mary Jo Bachman.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 2 at the Ann’s Choice Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Samaritan’s Purse or Hunting Park Christian Academy.


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