Lucy Ruth Leidy, beloved Sister of Ruth Mielke of Fanwood New Jersey, and Mildred Ho of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed on to be with Our Lord on Monday morning, February 16, 2015, at 4:18 A.M., after a long hospital stay.
Lucy was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, on August 28, 1919, and was a long — time resident of Cranford, New Jersey before moving to Holiday, Florida, and later, Inverness, Florida.
Lucy worked overseas in Korea, Egypt, Turkey, and Pakistan for the United States Department of State, Agency for International Development ( USAID), from which she retired as an Executive Secretary.
Lucy loved traveling throughout countries in the Middle East and Far East. She also loved to travel, on occasion, to Las Vegas, Nevada. Lucy also enjoyed swimming and relaxing in the Gulf of Mexico on Fort Myers Beach, Florida.
Lucy also loved playing bingo and was a frequent winner. She could play 13 — 20 cards at one time and still keep a sharp eye on your cards to be sure that you didn’t miss a number.
Lucy survived her Father, Edward Leidy, and her Mother, Ruth Leidy of Cranford, New Jersey, as well as her Sisters Evelyn Kiewra of Inverness, Florida, and June Johnson of Holiday, Florida. She also survived her Brothers Edward Leidy of Cranford, New Jersey, and Emerson Leidy of Elizabeth, New Jersey and a Nephew, Jimmy Leidy, of Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Lucy leaves behind her Sister Ruth Mielke of Fanwood, New Jersey, Brother-In-Law Robert Mielke of Fanwood, New Jersey, Sister Mildred Ho of Honolulu, Hawaii, Brother-In- Law Edwin Ho of Honolulu, Hawaii, Brother- In- Law Donald Johnson of Holiday, Florida, and Sister- In- Law Gertrude Leidy of Elizabeth, New Jersey. She also leaves behind Nephews Wayne Mielke of Wellsburg, West Virginia, Ken Mielke of Henderson, Nevada, David Johnson of Willow, Alaska; Nieces Lynn Southwick of Cape Coral, Florida, Brenda Gorman of Middletown, New Jersey, Debra McCrossan of Brick, New Jersey, Janice Weber of Edison, New Jersey, and Robin Karlovitch of Indialantic, Florida, together with numerous grandnephews and grandnieces, and special neighbors and good friends Joanna DesFonds and her family of Inverness, Florida.