General Walter P. Leber, USAR

  • Born: September 12, 1918
  • Died: August 3, 2009
  • Location: Palm City, Florida

Tribute & Message From The Family

Lt. Gen. Walter P. Leber, USAR, 90, of Palm City, Florida, died August 3, 2009 at Sandhill Cove, Palm City.
Born in St. Louis Missouri, he had lived in Palm City and was a Florida resident for 37 years coming from Washington, DC .
He attended college at the Missouri School of Mines and majored in petroleum engineering.
He served 35 years in the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. His assignments included World War II, serving in Europe, Korea and Vietnam, civil works in the North Pacific and the Ohio River basin and command of the Ballistic Missile Defense Program. In 1967, he was appointed Governor of the Panama Canal Zone and president of the Panama Canal Company. After retiring from active service with the rank of Lieutenant General, he joined the Harza Engineering Company and as vice-president, he had been responsible for directing projects in Iran, the Middle East, China and Argentina, retiring in 1986.
He was a member of the Crossroads Yacht Club, the Society of American Military Engineers and was a member of and a valuable resource in the construction of the new sanctuary for The Episcopal Church of the Advent. He will be remembered for his outstanding leadership, loyalty, camaraderie with all that knew him and his laugh.
Survivors include a son, Randolph “Randy” Leber of University Place, Washington; a daughter, Bonnie Dehlinger of Coral Springs, Florida and 5 grandchildren, Jason, Brianne and Kelsey Dehlinger, Phillip and Allen Leber.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice J. Leber in 1996 and a son, Kevin Leber in 1972.

SERVICES: There will be a memorial service at 10:00 AM on August 10, 2009 at the Episcopal Church of the Advent. Inurnment will be in Sunset Memorial Park, St. Louis with full military honors.

For those who wish, contributions may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Advent, 4885 SW Honey Terrace, Palm City, FL 34990, or the Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201, SE Indian Street, Stuart, FL 34997, (772)403-4530 or on line at in Gen. Leber’s memory.