The Rev. Canon Joseph Leo died peacefully in his sleep Tuesday morning June 9 in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, where he was living with his daughter Mary. He was loved b y many who will miss him. A memorial service at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, is being planed for later in June.
For over 55 years, Canon Leo faithfully served Episcopal churches in Pennsylvania and Ohio (he was Rector of Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland in the 1970's). He spent the last 25 years serving the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. His life of service included working as a marriage counselor, Justice of the Peace and District Court Judge in Easton, PA.
He is survived by his wife Martha Leo of Easton, PA; a brother The Very Rev. James Leo of Cincinnati; a sister Janice Davidson; daughters Liz Beekman (Pat) of Charlotte, NC, Sue Parry (Rich) of Girdwood, AK, Mary Bourisseau (John) of Bentleyville, Ruth Mount (Collins) of Chugiak, AK; son Joseph N. Leo III of Maineville and 12 grandchildren.
Donations, in his name, may be made to the Cathedral Church of the Nativity, 321 Wyandotte St. Bethlehem, PA. 18015.