GARNERVILLE, N.Y. -- Thomas R. Leto Sr., a resident of Garnerville, died Sunday, April 17. He was 90.
He was born on Feb.20,1926, in New York City to Thomas and Carrie Leto.
He served his country in the Merchant Marine. For more than 20 years, he was a firefighter with the N.Y. Fire Department, serving in the Bronx all his career and retiring in 1977. He was a life member of the Haverstraw Elks.
He is survived by his children, Linda Leto of Poughkeepsie, Brother Thomas Leto of New Rochelle, Kevin (Deborah) Leto of New Windsor, N.Y., Mary (Kenneth) Kakhle of Garnerville, N.Y., nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth; his granddaughter Lizbeth; sisters Nancy Batt, Edna Mariglia; sister-in-law Anne Mattews and his brother-in-law James Mattews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Thomas on Thursday, April 21, at 10 a.m. at St. Gregory Barbarigo Church in Garnerville. Interment to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY. Haverstraw Elks services will be Wednesday at 7 p.m.