|LEO JAMES BALISTRERI
BATH- Leo James Balistreri passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
He was born in Geneva, New York on April 12, 1944 to the late Lawrence and Thalia (Decker).
He proudly served his country as a Navy Seal during the Vietnam war.
Leo was self employed and enjoyed spending time with his family, playing poker or fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his wife: Janice (Ostrander) Balistreri, his six children: Lara (Chris Sheridan), Jeff, Darlene (Derek Leckrone), James (Teresa Hadler), Nicole (Mike Luckenbach) and Danyelle (Eric Hildreth); and his 14 grand children, and many nieces and nephews.
Leo is predeceased by his sister Marcia Quartaro of Geneva.
The Avoca Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Leo James Balistreri.
There will be a private family service at the Bath Veterans Administration Chapel. Interment, with military honors, will be in Bath National Cemetery.
Extended family and friends are invited to a gathering at the Bath VFW on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. to celebrate Leo's life.
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