Funeral Held for Former Gov. Leader; Flags to Fly at Full-Staff Friday

May 16, 2013, 16:18 ET from Pennsylvania Office of the Governor

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania state flags, which had been lowered out of respect for former Gov. George M. Leader, may be flown at full-staff on Friday, May 17.

Leader, who served as Pennsylvania's 36th governor, died May 9 at the age of 95.

His funeral, attended by Gov. Tom Corbett and several former governors, including Gov. Dick Thornburgh, Gov. Tom Ridge, Gov. Mark Schweiker, Gov. Ed Rendell, as well as Lt. Gov. Bill Scranton III and Lt. Gov. Mark Singel, was held today at Derry Presbyterian Church in Hershey. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Corbett had ordered the Pennsylvania state flags lowered in the Capitol Complex and at commonwealth facilities throughout the state on the day of Leader's death.

Media contact: Janet Kelley, 717-783-1116

SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor