HERSHEY, Pa. -

Pennsylvania's leaders -- past and present -- are paying tribute to a predecessor.

Governor Tom Corbett and former governors Ed Rendell, Tom Ridge and Dick Thornburgh were among the mourners at Thursday's funeral service for former Governor George Leader.

He was remembered as an innovative governor and a compassionate man during the 90-minute service in Hershey.

Leader served as governor from 1955 to 1959.

He died last week at the age of 95 after a brief illness.