Paul G. Leofsky

Died: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017


Visitation

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Nov. 06, 2017
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tue., Nov. 07, 2017
Location: St. Luke Roman Catholic Church


Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Tue., Nov. 07, 2017
Location: St. Luke Roman Catholic Church


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Paul G. Leofsky, 86, of Youngsville, PA passed away November 1, 2017 at Warren General Hospital.

He was born February 15, 1931in Garland, PA, a son to the late Wladis and Honora (Plesniak) Leofsky. He graduated from Youngsville High School in 1949. Paul was an Airman 1st class in the US Air Force during the Korean War. He attended Milwaukee School of Engineering from 1954-1955. He joined the RCA Missile Test Project in 1955. He was assigned to Down Range Tracking Stations from 1955-1965. He was a communication engineer in the space program for 19 years, and was the communication manager on Grand Turk Island at the time of John Glenn and Scott Carpenter’s historic flights and subsequent re-entries.

He was elected VP, Bahamas Jaycees International and was selected to represent the Bahama Islands at the Jaycee International Convention at Barbados in 1964. He served 7 years as Space Craft Evaluations Engineer at Goddard Space Center Washington, DC from 1967-1974.
He owned and operated the Edgewood Motel and Restaurant from 1974 – present. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Restaurant Association. He served as President of Warren County Chamber of Commerce. He was a delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business 1986 and was appointed by Congressman Bill Clinger. He was a member and Board of Directors for “PA Free Enterprise Week.” He served as Guardian for the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB). He was Republican Committeeman for Brokenstraw Township for the past 9 years, and previously had been nominated as Republican of the Year. He was past president of Warren Rotary Club. He was a lifetime member of the VFW. He was a member of the Youngsville American Legion, United Commercial Travelers, Toastmasters Inc, and A.A.R.P.
Paul enjoyed polka music and dancing. He belonged to the North Central Pennsylvania Slovenian Polka Boosters Club. He was a member of St. Luke Roman Catholic Church in Youngsville, PA where he served as an usher, and a many year member of the Knights of Columbus.

Paul is survived by his daughters, Tamara (Randy) Conyers, Laura (Mark) Kuehler, Leslie (Shawn) Clark and Susan Ufland and her fiancé Chris Lee, all of Florida; his grandchildren, Randy (Ashley) Conyers, Clark Conyers, Taylor (Nathan) Parsons, Daniel (Andrea) Brockman, Kendall Clark, Sarah Clark, Davey Ufland, Christina Ufland, Luke Kuehler, Jessica Kuehler and Shane Kuehler; his great-grandchildren, Hannah and Carly Brockman, Cade and Cole Conyers and Savannah Parsons; twin brother, Peter (Bernie) Leofsky of Camillus, NY; longtime companion, Millie Pesko; 2 sister-in-law’s, Agnes Bazant of Garland, PA and Leona Leofsky of Lancaster, PA; a brother-in-law, Donald Colburn of Merritt Island, FL and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, Paul is preceded in death by 3 brothers, Hank, Theodore and Edward Leofsky and a sister, Leona Colburn.

Family and friends are invited to vigil service at 3:45 p.m. with Deacon Phil Skerda followed by calling hours on Monday, November 6, 2017 at St Luke’s Roman Catholic Church in Youngsville from 4:00-7:00 PM and also on Tuesday from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at which time a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated there with the Rev. Fr. James Gutting, pastor of the Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church in Warren, officiating. Burial will take place in St. Elizabeth Cemetery in Corry, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Luke’s Church 420 North Main St. Youngsville, PA 16371, or charity of choice.
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Alan & Patricia McCullough
   Posted Fri November 03, 2017
Leofsky Family: I'm not sure if you remember, but Leslie & I were in the same elementary classes-probably Kindergarten & 1st grade. Anyway, Mr. Leofsky was always very gracious to me when I would visit and to my parents & my grandparents. He usually had a story for me which was great! I haven't seen him in a few years so please accept my condolences and prayers at this time.

Fran & Dan Kenney
   Posted Fri November 03, 2017
Very few people in our community didn't know Paul Leofsky. I will always remember his smile, his conversations on politics, and the many political opinions he posted on his marquee. His small bar was like someone's kitchen table where you could sit and have a beverage and listen to Paul tell his stories. He was always present at our families' funerals and luncheons and always had a handshake and a smile to help comfort you during your time of sadness. Back in the day, the Edgewood Court dining room was decorated for the occasion and so very warm and comfortable serving the finest foods. His presence will be missed as he was an icon of our small community of Youngsville, PA. God Speed, Paul.

Mike & Nancy Black
   Posted Sat November 04, 2017
Tamara and family,
We were so saddened to hear of your dad's passing. He sounded like such a wonderful man. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time. We miss you guys.

June & Gib Mason
   Posted Sat November 04, 2017
To all the Leofsky families,
Paul was a Youngsville icon and he was gentlemen. He will be missed.

Rick Blakeslee
   Posted Sat November 04, 2017
Saddened to hear of Paul's passing. My condolences to friends and family. Always enjoyed seeing and talking to Millie & Paul when I was up there for Alumni week. Did not know about the full accomplished life Paul had. He will be missed by me & I'm sure all that met him. A true gentleman & giving person.

FDOT-OIG
   Posted Sun November 05, 2017
Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your father. We are thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Sincerely,
Your friends and colleagues at the FDOT Office of Inspector General

Brenda Richard's Wigren
   Posted Sun November 05, 2017
I am very saddened to hear of Mr. Leofsky's passing. He was a dear friend to my family. A great conversationalist because of his educated accomplishments and passions. He will be missed. Brenda Richard's Wigren.

Dottie 5Lang
   Posted Sun November 05, 2017
Susan and family :
So sorry for your loss. Your father sounded like a well rounded man that was loved and respected by many. Take pride in his accomplishments and longevity. Cherish the good times and memories.
(Chris ' s mother)

Tracey Stec
   Posted Mon November 06, 2017
I am saddened to hear of Paul's passing. He was a wonderful person. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time.

Debra Muliyil
   Posted Mon November 06, 2017
I am truly sorry for your loss I was lucky enough to see Paul when I was back home this summer to see him. As usual he was selling tickets for the fourth of July. I had worked for Paul an enjoyed the time of knowing him. He will greatly be miss by all.

Amy and John Cronin
   Posted Mon November 06, 2017
I worked for Paul for many years at Edgewood. I have very fond memories of the staff and customers. I always appreciated at the end of the shift we all would sit down together and eat. Paul was always a business professional. My condolences go out to his family during this difficult time.

Mark Kiser
   Posted Wed November 08, 2017
I am so sorry I missed the service.Paul was a great man.I always respected him as did many others including Tom Kohler. We will see him again in Heaven.

Connie Burrows
   Posted Sun November 12, 2017
Driving past the Edgewood Motel to work 5 days a week for almost 20 years, I always looked forward to and enjoyed the sign out front, and shared the insight/wisdom it contained. Having eaten at the Restaurant numerous times over the years, we were able to talk with Paul and found him to be very, very interesting. Suffice to say, he touched many lives......

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