Leon Russell MintzAGE: 81 • Gordon HeightsLeon Russell Mintz, 81, of Gordon Heights, died on October 27, 2016 surrounded by his family. Leon was born on April 1, 1935 in Allentown, PA and grew up in Emmaus, PA. He was the son of Gerald E. Mintz and Jeanette (Snyder) Mintz. He was a graduate of Emmaus High School (1953) and Lehigh University (1957). In 1958, Leon married Ellen LaRowe in Wilmington, DE. He spent his career as a federal Internal Revenue Service agent and worked in both the Wilmington and Philadelphia offices. He was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church (Hillcrest). Leon is survived by his wife of 58 years; daughter Elizabeth Beckett (Thomas) of Berwyn, PA; grandchildren Ellen and Stephen Beckett; sisters Joann Faust (Ellsworth) of Doylestown, PA; Phyllis Gagner of New Hope, PA; and Elizabeth Crawford (Norman) of Castle Rock, CO; and nieces and nephews and their families. His son Philip died in 1994. A memorial event will be held at a later date. Interment will be private. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, you remember Leon fondly and do something kind for someone else.