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Hyndman, PA – Fay Edward Leydig, 81, of Hyndman went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, August 16, 2022, at home surrounded by his family.
He was a son of the late George C. and Gladys M. (Emerick) Leydig. He is also preceded in death by a brother, Junior G. Leydig; grandsons, Justin W. Leydig and Garrett W. Pensyl.
Survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Gloria J. (Emerick) Leydig, whom he married May 2, 1960 children, Steven E. Leydig and wife Tammy of Hyndman, Jerry W. Leydig and wife Connie of Hyndman, Jena Pensyl and husband Gary of Buffalo Mills, sister, Cherlene Scritchfield and husband Ron of Hyndman; grandchildren, Crystal Walls (Cassius), Stevie Leydig Jr, (Tammy), Angel Stowell (Ethan), Jessica Leydig, Corrie Shroyer (Andrew), Shania Leydig, Mariah Pensyl (Corey); Casey Fitzwater (Priscilla) Chelsea Henry (Jeremy), Cody Fitzwater; great grandchildren, Jentezen and Abby Walls, Rachel, Alyssa, Emily and Hannah Leydig, Ezra and Micah Shroyer Layna Lantz and Max Imler; Capri Muri;
Fay founded Bible Gospel Church in 1979 where he was a Pastor for 38 years. His favorite bible verse was Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
Fay started as an entrepreneur at the age of 14 selling and repairing bicycles. By 16 he was hauling coal on a pickup truck delivering to homes all around the tristate area, using a wheelbarrow and a #9 grain scoop “Shovel”. He worked very hard. By his early 20’s he was hauling crushed stone up and down all along US Rt 40 & US I-70. He owned and operated two Phillips 66 gas stations, one in Clarysville, MD and one in Hyndman from 1970-76.
Leydig Trucking was Fay’s first official trucking company formed in the early to mid 70’s. It later merged into becoming Valley Trucking Inc. in Corriganville, Md. which he and his partner Fred E. O’Baker owned. He also worked for Delta Mining at this same time as a coal buyer and sales agent during the coal boom of the early 1970’s – 1980’s. He then started his own coal company in Frostburg Md., Black Diamond Energies Incorporated in 1982. The company was buying, blending, and selling coal to users and utilities all around the northeast.
In 1987 Black Diamond Energies purchased the Kitt #1 mine in Barbour County, WV. Coal was deep mined and sold all over the US and abroad until about 1991 when the mine was sold to Anker Energy. Superior Plating Inc. was also business Fay owned in McSherrystown, PA. providing chrome plating services to commercial businesses. He owned the Elk Farm in Fairhope. He was founder and owner of Leydig Lumber Company Inc. He timbered land and owned a sawmill in Meyersdale, PA. Along with other business interest, Fay was a businessman through and through. Fay’s first and foremost business was winning souls for the Lord. Through the years Fay has lead countless lives to Jesus Christ.
Friends will be received at the Bible Gospel Church, 4866 Hyndman Rd. on Friday August 19, 2022 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
A funeral service will be conducted at the church on Saturday August 20, 2022 at 11 a.m. with Pastors Gary Pensyl and Stevie Leydig Jr. officiating.
Burial will follow at Madley Cemetery, Buffalo Mills with Jerry Leydig, Jentezen Walls, Steven Leydig, Stevie Leydig Jr, Cassius Walls and Andrew Shroyer serving as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made Bible Gospel Church, PO Box 628, Hyndman, PA 15545.
Special thanks to his wonderful caregivers, Candy, Linda and Brenda.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.zeiglerfuneralhome.com.