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Joseph A. Leo
Joseph A. Leo of Allentown, PA, formerly of Philadelphia, PA, passed away June 9th at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. Born on September 10th, 1947, he was the son of the late Albert and Clara (Malvestuto) Leo.
Joe was a Vietnam Veteran and went on to become a Regional Sales Manager for M.A.B. Paints, an Administrator for Our Lady’s Missionary of the Eucharist, a real estate agent and an insurance agent for Bankers Life. He was retired but enjoyed working with Seniors Helping Seniors which gave him great joy helping others. He was very active with the Catholic Church and acted as a Eucharistic Minister and lector. He spent some time on the Parish Council and also the Parish Finance Committee. He was an avid reader and was always surrounded with piles of books.
Joseph is survived by his three children: Monica Saylor and husband Jim (of Whitehall), Joseph Leo, Jr. and wife Rebecca (of Bethlehem), and Melissa Leo and husband Michael Olds (of Allentown); his stepchildren Robert Brady and wife Tami, and Steven Brady (of Holmdel, NJ); his sister Loretta Gagliardi (of Delanco, NJ). He loved and was loved very deeply by all of his grandchildren: Kyle and Brianna Saylor, Francesca Leo, Gianna and Braeden Olds, and Elizabeth, Kevin, Matthew, Rachel and Ryan Brady. He was predeceased by his first wife Cristina Leo and second wife Carmaleen DiBiano Brady Leo.
Services: Calling hours Thursday evening June 16th from 6-8 p.m. at Nicos C. Elias Funeral Home, 1227 W. Hamilton St., Allentown. Mass at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the Cathedral Church of St. Catharine of Siena, 1825 W. Turner St., Allentown with a calling hour prior from 9-10 in the church. Interment following at Resurrection Cemetery, Wescosville.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in Joseph’s name to the VFW Foundation, 406 West 34th Street, Ste. 920 Kansas City, MO 64111 or the National Centre for Padre Pio, 11 Barto Rd., Barto, PA 19504.