Leroy Secco

Leroy SeccoLeroy Secco, 79, passed from this life to his eternal reward on Sunday morning, December 13th, 2015 at the home of his daughter, Lisa Harvey, of 190 Hayes Road in Kersey, following a lengthy illness.

Leroy was born on May 19th, 1936 in Kersey, the son of the late Amilcare and Ida Canton Secco. He was a loving father of two children, Kevin A. Secco of Plainfield, Indiana, and Lisa A. Harvey (Joseph) of Kersey, with whom he had resided for the past 3 years. He is also survived by his former wife, Marilyn Blessel Secco of Kersey, and his grandchildren: Rachel L. Wolfel, Chanel F. Wolfel, Jesse D. Wolfel, all of Kersey, Michael T. Wolfel, currently at Air Force basic training in Texas, step grandson Nicholas J. Harvey of Kersey, and close friend Elizabeth Casolo of Ridgway.

Surviving brothers include Romolo “Romie” Secco (Florence) and Joseph Secco, both of Kersey, Gerard “Jerry” Secco (Barbara) of Weedville, and John Secco (Marilyn) of Plainfield, Illinois, as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Rosemond Sidelinger, Barbara Kronenwetter, and Mary in infancy, and by four brothers, Arnold Secco, Armand Secco, Lawrence Secco, and Raymond Secco.

Leroy attended school in Dagus Mines and was a lifelong resident of Kersey. He was an avid automobile enthusiast and collector. Leroy enjoyed gardening from the time he was a boy, a skill he learned by working alongside his father. He also enjoyed repairing and repurposing items, playing cards, attending flea markets, picking berries, being outdoors and engaging in a healthy, frugal lifestyle. He found value in everything and everyone. Leroy was a very outgoing, caring man with many lifelong friends close enough to consider family.

Leroy was a hard worker his entire life. He worked on the construction of Toby Road and East Branch Dam in the 1950’s. He worked at Stackpole Carbon Company for 25 years, was a security guard at GKN in Kersey, was an employee of BiLo Foods of St. Marys, and the proud owner of Secco Auto Parts in Kersey for many years. Leroy was Catholic by faith and a member of St. Boniface Church in Kersey.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated on Thursday, December 17th at 10 o’clock in St. Boniface Church with the Rev. Ross Miceli, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Boniface Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Boniface Church, 355 Main Street, Kersey, PA 15846.

Sheena Benson December 15, 2015 at 11:50 am

So sorry for your loss. Your family has my condolences.

Janet & Ken Blessel December 15, 2015 at 10:41 pm

Leroy was his own unique man, and on our many trips back to PA for family visits, we always enjoyed listening to his views and stories. His family and so many friends were there for him. Especially Lisa. She is an amazing, loving and caring daughter who did everything she could for her dad with the help of her children and loved ones. Leroy was loved and blessed with his family and special friends. He will be sadly missed, but he’s at a better place now where so many look forward to being with him again. God speed Leroy. . .

Brenda and Carl Keech December 27, 2015 at 8:02 pm

I am so sorry to hear the passing of Leroy. I didn’t know about it until today. You have my most heartfelt condolenses. I am speaking on behalf of Carl as well, I know he was always very fond of him and loved to talk to him.

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