Leo M. Gannon, 94, of the Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at his home. He was born in Wilkes-Barre a son of the late Michael and Mary Gill Gannon.
A graduate of Coughlin High School he was a veteran of World War II serving with the Army Air Corps in the 345th Fighter Squadron in North Africa, Sardinia, and Italy. Mr. Gannon was employed for 44 years at the former International Color Printing Company.
He was a member of the former St. Dominic's Church, Wilkes-Barre, where he served as an acolyte; a member of the Plains American Legion, Post 558 and the Kingston V.F.W. Post 283; and was a founding director of the INCOL Credit Union.
He was preceded in death by his son, Thomas Gannon; brothers, Thomas and Joseph Gannon; sisters, Anne Pesavento, Mary Holthaus, Kathleen Cavan, Marcella Flood.
Surviving are his wife, the former Frances Green, to whom he was married 53 years; daughter, Julie Jennings, Wilkes-Barre, 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 3, 2010 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 8, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Benedict's Church, Austin Avenue, Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton.
The family requests that flowers be omitted and that memorial donations be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
E. Blake Collins Funeral Home website - October, 2010