Howard A. Leister, M.D. of Doylestown, PA died on Sunday, March 4, 2012, at Doylestown Hospital. He was 78.
He was the beloved husband of Irene E. Lickman Leister for 49 years.
Born in Bristol, PA, he was the son of the late Howard I. and Edith M. Green Leister of Glen Aston Farms, Bensalem, PA.
Dr. Leister was a resident of Doylestown for the past 4 years and formerly lived in Newtown for 40 years. Howard graduated from Bensalem High School and earned his undergraduate degree at the College of Wooster in Wooster, OH, Class of 1955.
After graduating from Jefferson Medical School he served as the commanding officer of a MASH Hospital in Korea from 1960 to 1962. Dr. Leister was a family physician for more than 40 years in Newtown, PA.
He was a long time member and past president of the Newtown Rotary Club. He was also a member of the American Medical Association, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, the Bucks County Medical Society and the Newtown Reliance Company.
Howard loved his family and friends and had an active social life. He was an avid traveler, gardener, sailor and art collector. He truly loved life and helped so many throughout his community. He will be sadly missed as a devoted husband, brother, and friend to all who knew him.
In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by his sister, Grace Stetson and her husband, Dr. Harold Stetson, of Newtown, PA and his two brothers-in law, Rev. Peter D. Lickman of Miami, FL and John M. Lickman of New Philadelphia, PA. He is also survived by his niece, Edith, and his two nephews, Rob and Harold.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, March 8, 2012, from 9:30 AM until his Funeral Service 11:00 AM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Road (at Holland Road) Richboro, PA 18954. His interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Parvee Foundation, C/O Pine Run Community, 777 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA 18901.
Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home
800 Newtown-Richboro Road, Richboro, PA 18954