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Deborah E. Leckel

March 8, 1923 — April 5, 2019

Mrs. Deborah Elizabeth Leckel, "Memom", of Wayne, NJ, passed at the age of 96 with peace and grace with her family at her side, April 5th, 2019. Deborah was born in 1923 to parents, George and Debora Bayersdorfer. She lived in the Richfield section of Clifton, NJ, until moving to Wayne in 1932. On September 20th, 1943, she married the love of her life, Alfred F. Leckel for 58 years. She was a homemaker using love and kindness in everything she did. Deborah is survived by her two sons and their wives, George and Linda Leckel of Bear, DE, Alfred and Elizabeth Leckel of Exmore, VA; one sister, Lucille Tracey of Wayne, NJ; four Grandchildren, Kimberly and her husband Edmund Wilson, Katherine and her Fiancé William, Joseph, and Tara, and four Great-Grandchildren, Nolan, Caelan, Peyton Wilson, and Bryce Leckel.

Deborah was one of the longest standing members of the historic Preakness Reformed Church located in Wayne, NJ, that was founded in 1798. At this Church's Columbarium, she will be put to rest beside her beloved husband.

Church service will be held Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 10:00am at the Preakness Reform Church located at 131 Church Lane, Wayne, NJ. Interment will follow at the Church.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore, Virginia.


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