Sylvia A. Leek, 93, of Rochester, was reunited with her late husband, Edwin, on Tuesday afternoon, February 4, 2014.
Born March 31, 1920, in Foxborough, Mass., she was a daughter of Italian immigrants, the late Lorenzo and Anna (Ferzoco) DePillo. During World War II, Sylvia worked in the textile industry and at a jewelry factory and a chocolate factory in Foxborough.
On February 2, 1946, she and Edwin Warren Leek, who had just returned from serving in the war, were united in marriage in St. Mary?s Church in Mansfield, Mass. The couple relocated and made their home in Beaver Valley. She was a diehard Steelers fan and avid bowler, who had belonged to various leagues throughout the valley. She also enjoyed frequenting the casinos.
She leaves to mourn her loss four children, Warren ?Butch? (Carmel)Leek, of Rochester, Lillian (Vic Stahl) Bryer of Pittsburgh, Patty (Tom) Hammer of Freedom and Jim (Lori) Leek of Rochester; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren with two expected on the way and a sister, Philo Gamble of Foxborough.
In addition to her husband, and her parents, Sylvia was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.
Friends will be received Friday from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca, where a blessing service will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Tom Kredel, pastor of Holy Family Parish Church in New Brighton.
She will be laid to rest next to her husband following the service.
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