Leo McGroarty
1935 - 2020
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Leo McGroarty
December 22, 1935 - June 13, 2020
Resident of Pinole, CA.
Our Lord and Savior welcomed Leo upon his passing June 13, 2020. Leo was born in Providence, Rhode Island to Charles and Gertrude McGroarty. Following his service as a Navy corpsman, Leo migrated to California in 1957 following wedding his lifetime love, Leonore. Leo and Leonore loved spending time together at the ocean, especially Bodega Bay. Leo served several generations of customers over fifty-plus years through the Village Barbershop in Orinda, not only as a master barber but also as a friend. Leo was a devoted family man and being a good provider was at this foundation. Leo's presence at ballgames, concerts, and other family events was constant. Leo is survived by loving daughters Nina and Marissa, son Steven, granddaughter Lena, and great-granddaughter Elodie. We thank you Dad for always taking the time to invest in us through your teachings and your time. We miss you and love you always.


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Published in East Bay Times on Jun. 21, 2020.
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June 28, 2020
Leo was a very kind and caring man! He will be missed! My prayer and condolences to his family!
Gerri
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June 24, 2020
This one hurts real bad. Im going to miss you so much You and Auntie helped me thru one of the most difficult situations Ive ever had to deal with and if it werent for you both I would not have faired so well. Thank you for being my Uncle and my Bestest Padrino
I pray you are with Auntie and my Mom please cuídanos des de arriba mucha falta nos hace en nuestras almas para siempre❤
Elizabeth McGroarty
Family
June 22, 2020
One of my All time favorite people in my life. Leo cut my Grandfather's Hair (Gino),My Dad's hair (Ron) ,My father in Laws hair (Dick Mannini) My hair (Pat) my two boy's (Anthony and Nick) He always was great to just talk to about anything. Our times at the Fratellanza were some of the best times ever. Leo I love you and will miss you. Nina, Marissa and Steven Thank you for sharing your Dad with us. Pat and Jan Ertola
Pat and Jan Ertola
June 20, 2020
My name is Jonathan, I work at Lucky stores in Pinole California. I have known Leo for at least 15 years. He and his lovely wife Leleanor would come into the store and we would talk regularly. We talked about many things such as Sports, family, and always talk about good wine. The last time I saw my friend Leo was on Wednesday of last week which was June 10th. We talk to each other for a good 20 plus minutes about when we would be meeting for that glass of wine we always talk about. I have worked for Lucky Supermarket for 45-plus + years and it is customers / friends like Leo and Leleanor that makes going to work worthwhile! I will miss you dearly Leo but every time I hold up a glass of wine I will think of you.
Jonathan Meeks
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