SALAMANCA - Mark C. "Merle" Leaskey, 55, of Route 353, Salamanca, died Saturday evening (Feb. 9, 2013) at his home following a short illness.
Born Feb. 23, 1957, in Salamanca, he was the son of the late Thomas and Gertrude Giordano Leaskey.
He was married on July 17, 2001, on Sanibel Island, Fla., to the former Danielle Rauh, who survives.
He was a graduate of the Salamanca High School class of 1975.
He had been employed in the maintenance department in Allegany State Park. Previously, he owned and operated the Broad Street Liquor Store in Salamanca for over 20 years and played in the local band "Almost Preteeners."
Mr. Leaskey was a former member of the Salamanca Chamber of Commerce and the Lions Club. He enjoyed his music, family, and he had many lifelong friends.
Surviving besides his wife are two sons, John Milanowski of Salamanca and and E-2 Christian Milanowski of Great Lakes, Ill.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held on Saturday (Feb. 16, 2013) at 10:30 a.m. in the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River St., Salamanca, with the Rev. Patrick Melfi, pastor of Our Lady of Peace Parish, officiating.
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