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Clyde A. Leri

June 15, 1926 ~ February 21, 2024 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Clyde Leri Obituary

Clyde A. Leri, of Freeport, passed away on Wednesday February 21, 2024 peacefully with family. He was a long time resident of Freeport and most recently formed many new friendships at the Haven II apartments of Concordia in Cabot. Clyde was born in Freeport on June 15, 1926, a son of the late Rose (Corio) and Louis Leri. Clyde was married 39 years to his beloved wife Elizabeth Jane "Betty" (Fuhrman) Leri who passed in 1986. Clyde left school early to join the US Navy as a signalman during WW II. When the war was over, he had the honor of witnessing the signing of the peace treaty with binoculars from his ship, LSM331, anchored near the USS Missouri. With an honorable discharge in 1946, Clyde learned the masonry trade through the G.I. Bill. Clyde was a faithful member of St. Mary, Mother of God Church in Freeport. Clyde is survived by 5 children: Michael (Sandra) Leri of Allegheny Twp., Patti Shaffer (Dennis Wilson) of Mebane, NC, Linda Leri (Dr. Keith Baker) of Ft. Myers, FL, Daniel (Diann) Leri of State College, PA and Susan (Miles) Smolic, of Sarver. He is also survived by sister-in-law Rose (Bob) Leri, 17 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. In addition to his parents and his wife, Clyde was preceded in death by his 3 brothers, Leno, Henry and Bob Leri and his 3 sisters, Emily Martino, Vera Mucci and Eleanor Ponzani. Family and friends will be received on Monday Feb. 26th from 6 to 8 pm and Tuesday Feb. 27th from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm in the Redmond Funeral Home Inc., 524 High Street, Freeport. Freeport Fireman’s Association will hold a service at 6 pm Tuesday in the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary, Mother of God Church in Freeport, on Wednesday at 10 am with Reverend Richard J. Kosisko, JCL officiating. Burial will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery Freeport, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Freeport Volunteer Fire Department, 400 Market St. Freeport, PA 16229 or St. Mary, Mother of God Church, 608 High St. Freeport, PA 16229.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
February 26, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Redmond Funeral Home Inc.
524 High St.,
Freeport, Pennsylvania 16229

Visitation
Tuesday
February 27, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Redmond Funeral Home Inc.
524 High St.,
Freeport, Pennsylvania 16229

Visitation
Tuesday
February 27, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Redmond Funeral Home Inc.
524 High St.,
Freeport, Pennsylvania 16229

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held
Wednesday
February 28, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Mary, Mother of God Church

Freeport, PA

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