Al Leo Obituary, Death – This morning, I’m sad to report that we lost a truly remarkable individual. Al Leo Sr. has been a member of our department for his entire life. After many years of service, he rose through the ranks of the fire police department and eventually became a captain. Whenever there was an event, you could always find him in the kitchen assisting with the preparation of the food and offering his assistance wherever it was required.
For the majority of us, he played the role of grandpa. You will be sorely missed by many. Curly. He was the son of William and Antionette Locareno Leo, both of whom passed away before his birth on May 31st, 1939 in New Brighton. When Eleanor M. “Tootie” Leo passed away on January 15, 2011, they had been married for 49 years. He called her “Tootie.” Al worked as a millright-rigger at the B&W in Koppel until he retired, at which point he was no longer employed there.
In Ellwood City, he attended services at the Divine Grace Parish, also known as Holy Redeemer. He served as an Auxiliary Policemen in Ellwood City in addition to being a Captain of the Fire Police, a lifetime member of the Wurtemburg Perry Volunteer Fire Department, and a member of the department for 35 years. Additionally, he contributed his time to the Ellwood City Carpenter’s Project as a volunteer. On Saturday, April 15, 2023, visiting hours will be held at the Marshall Funeral Home, located at 200 Fountain Avenue in Ellwood City, beginning at 4:00 pm and continuing until the time of the Funeral Service, which will begin at 7:00 pm. The Reverend Tod Custer, who serves as the Firemen’s Chaplain, will preside over the ceremony.
Surviving family members include daughter Pam (Joe) MacDonald, son Albert (Joan) Leo, all of Ellport; two grandchildren, Misty (Stan) Piecuch of Ellport and Jared (Kelsey) MacDonald of Wurtemburg; great-granddaughter Kora Piecuch; sister Helen Thull of Atlanta; and a brother-in-law, Fred Kobbe of Shenango. Al’s two sisters Dorothy Iorio and Rita Kroll, as well as his brother Bill Leo, passed away before him. He was also predeceased by his wife Tootie, who he had been married to.