My Dad was a very kind and caring person. He would do anything for anyone. The nurses in the hospital loved him. He was a smart strong man and helped so many people in his lifetime. Dad, I still can't believe you are gone but I know the good Lord has a place for you in heaven and there will be no more suffering for you. Thank you for all you have done for us. I would like to take this time and thank each of you who have written in my Dad's guest book. God Bless you all and thank you for your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time of sorrow. Allison
So sorry to read of the passing of Leo Finnerty. We were classmates at Saint Lukes and then Emerson. We had some wonderful teachers and it was great time to be young and living in a thriving city that Gary was then. The Finnertys were nice to have as friends. Our condolences to all the family. God bless.
My DAD was the greatest man I ever knew. He was smart, honest, hard working, funny, extremely kind, sensitive, and caring. I will miss him so much. I hope I have a lot of his qualities. He will always be in my heart, my mind and my soul forever. I love you DAD.
So sorry for you loss, prayers and thoughts with the family....
Take comfort in knowing that you and your family now have a personal guardian angel looking over you. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Love you Diana Evans, your co-worker at Lake Porter Cardiovascular.
To Sue and her family may God keep you all strong in the time of sorrow.
Victor A. Sartoris
Emerson class of 1949
Leo was one of a kind. He was a very funny man and I enjoyed working with him. He will be missed greatly by lots of people. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Leo was my bus driver back in my high school days. I bet I talked to him more than the other kids on the bus. Little story with Leo. After I had graduated, one morning, someone was knocking on the door. I was surprised to see it was Leo. I asked him whats up? He said "I hit your car thats on the side over there". (I lived on the corner of 57th and Mississippi) I said what car, that old rusty one? He said "yes". I didn't even go look at the damage. I told him aww, don't worry about it, no big deal. He said "are you sure"? I told him yep, its going to be redone one day and it's not worth getting into trouble for, besides its my brothers lol. He grinned and laughed and said "thanks" and off he went to finish his route. Later I told my brother someone hit his car (was an old chevelle) He puffed up and said a few words and asked who didit? I told him Leo hit it with the bus. He just said, oh well thats ok. That was the last time I saw Leo, unfortunately. He was a nice guy, my brother and I both liked him very much. He will be missed........
I rode Leo's bus to school. Right after I graduated, there was someone knocking on my door. I opened the door and there was Leo. He said "I hit your car on the side of the house" (I lived on the corner of 57th and Mississippi Pl.) I looked out the door and asked him, that old car? He said "yes". (It was and old 1960's something) I didn't go look at the damage, just told Leo not to worry about it. It was going to be redone anyway. he said "Are you sure?" I said yep, it was no big deal. Don't want to see you get into any trouble for hitting a rust bucket, besides its my brothers. lol He smiled and laughed and said thanks, then he went on his way. Was the last time I talked to him. I believe it was 1991. Leo was nice to all of us that rode his bus. He will be missed.....
So sorry to read this......Ken just spoke with Leo a few weeks ago in Hobart while we were visiting....may God keep all of you in His loving arms!
My sincere condolences. I have great memories of Leo when we were both on the GFD. Leo was a good man.
May the Lord Jesus Christ be with you and you're family.
My sincere condolence to the family.
So sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you and your family
We just talked to Leo about a month ago,he was so excited ,how Dr Bahrai was helping him,He was a great guy,and will be missed by all.our prayers are with all the family
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Mike, Rhonda & Ruth
Sorry to hear of your loss.
Sue and Family, So sad to learn about your loss, Leo was a man who got the most enjoyment out of whatever the day would bring. Many memories of days and events while working together on the G.F.D and countless days and evenings boating on Lake Michigan and hoisting a few.A cyber-hug for you Sue, may God Bless Leo with calm waters and a light south wind. Stay Strong you are in our prayers!! Dave Cook/Don&Marian Pozgay Fort Myers Florida
Sue and Family,
Leo is going to be deeply missed. I was lucky enough to have had the opportunity to work with Leo for many years at the Gary Fire Dept. He taught me a lot of things about fire fighting. As I said before he will be missed by all that knew him.
Leo was a nice man and a great fireman whom I admired. My Condolences.