American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware

In Memorium - Rev. Dr. Larry A. LeFeber



Rev. Dr. Larry LeFeber, the former pastor of the Clinton Baptist Church, Montgomery-Northumberland Baptist Association went home to be with Jesus (Saturday, January 16, 2021) following his struggle with cancer and coronary artery disease. Larry will be buried in Elmira, NY, with a memorial service to follow at a future date at the Lycoming Presbyterian Church, the last congregation he served.


Born July 31, 1943 in Warsaw, N.Y., he was a son of the late Arthur and Helen (Herkimer) LeFeber. He is a graduate of Lycoming College, Colgate Rochester Divinity School and Boston University where he graduated with a Ph.D. in religion, culture and personality.

Larry loved ministry and serving with and among God’s people. He served in many churches throughout his 50-plus years in ministry. His Bible studies were always well received in the parishes, as he used different types of media in his studies as a way to make learning more interesting. Larry enjoyed writing as a published author, technology, and building computers. He loved music, often playing his guitar or banjo, singing and composing new songs.

He is survived by the love of his life, Deborah Ann Maria (Maier) LeFeber, whom he married on June 8, 1996. He is also survived by children, Amy Angell of Ipswich, Mass., Zachary LeFeber of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, adopted son, Eric LeFeber of Oregon; a sister, Jane Wehler, and a brother, Jack LeFeber; and several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Also surviving are the four-legged “kids” he shared with Deb, Abby and Beau.

A private interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira N.Y., will be held at the convenience of the family. A public memorial service at Lycoming Presbyterian Church to honor the life of Larry will be announced at a later date.

Online condolences may be made on Larry’s memorial page at