HARRISBURG, Pa., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today ordered all Pennsylvania flags at the Capitol Complex and at commonwealth facilities statewide to be flown at half-staff on Saturday, March 19 in honor of former Pennsylvania First Lady Mary Jane Leader.
Mrs. Leader died Tuesday at her home in Hershey, Dauphin County. She was 92.
She is survived by her husband, George M. Leader, who served as Pennsylvania governor from 1955 to 1959. They were married 71 years. She is also survived by two sons, a daughter, a daughter-in-law, 12 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
First Lady Susan Corbett expressed condolences to the Leader family on behalf of Gov. Corbett and all Pennsylvanians.
"I am deeply saddened by the passing of former First Lady Mary Jane Leader. Governor Corbett and I join Pennsylvanians in remembering the life of this wonderful woman and extend our heartfelt sympathy to Governor Leader and his family during this difficult time," Mrs. Corbett said.
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning in Hershey. Flags should remain at half staff through sunset.
Media contact: Kevin Harley, 717-783-1116
SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor