Leo P. LaShomb, 82, of 11 Bucktown Road, Massena, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family and Hospice.
Leo was born on March 5, 1931 in Massena, the son of Guy and Ethel LaShomb. Leo proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married Rita Sharlow on May 15, 1954 at Sacred Heart Church in Massena. He was owner and operator at Guy's Restaurant, a long-time staple in the Massena community. He was a lifetime member of the Elks Massena Lodge 1702 and the Massena VFW.
Leo was actively involved with Massena Little League, umpired countless games throughout his active life, and proudly assisted with field maintenance at the Massena Springs Park field which was named in his honor on July 9, 1993. He also enjoyed horse racing and bowling. One of Leo's lifelong goals was to bowl a 300; which he accomplished on November 20, 2003.
Leo's survivors include his loving wife Rita; his children, Paula (LaShomb) Flewelling of Cornwall, Ontario, Danny and Vicki (Barnes) LaShomb of Bombay, Mark and Sarah (LaTray) LaShomb of Massena, Jill (LaShomb) and Warren Murray of Massena, Wendy LaShomb and Brian Edwards of Massena, and Steve and Jenny (Barkley) LaShomb of Massena; grandsons Adam LaShomb, Lucas Purser, Matthew See, Joshuah and Nevin LaShomb; granddaughters Andrea (LaShomb) Froburg, Traci Flewelling, Kallee and Katie Frego and Kylee LaShomb; great-granddaughters Madalyn and Marie LaShomb; brother Carl LaShomb; sisters MaryJane LaShomb, Velma Derushia, Kay Schneller, and Marie Krusher; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Guy and Ethel LaShomb; brothers Robert, Ray, Larry, Harold and Donald; and a sister, Virginia.
A Mass of Christian burial with full Military Honors will take place on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 12:00 noon at Sacred Heart Church. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Friends and Family may call on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Phillips Memorial Home in Massena. The Elks Lodge 1702 will hold a services on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley; 6805 US Highway 11, Potsdam, NY 13676 or the Massena Little League. Massena, NY 13662. Online condolences may be made to www.phillipsmemorial.com