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The Telegram
  • Michael Frank Leonis

  • Mr. Michael F. Leonis, “Frankie,” 86, of Elm Street, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in his home, with his loving daughter, Dawn, and her husband, Stephen, by his side.

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  • Mr. Michael F. Leonis, “Frankie,” 86, of Elm Street, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in his home, with his loving daughter, Dawn, and her husband, Stephen, by his side.
    Mike was born in Frankfort on Aug. 22, 1926, the son of the late Samuel and Evelyn Price Leonis. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and was honorably discharged on April 4, 1946. He was married to Marietta L. Slocum on Dec. 21, 1947, in Maryland. Marietta passed away on Dec. 2, 2000.
    Michael was a machine setter for Remington Arms, Ilion, until his retirement in 1985. Mike’s favorite time was at the Turning Stone Casino playing Wild and selling fruits and vegetables with his special friend, Jean.
    Mike is survived by his daughter, Dawn Cawley and her husband, Stephen; one daughter-in-law, Carolyn Moreau; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Sam and Carol Sue Leonis, of Ilion, Ron and Peg Leonis, of Frankfort, and Gary Leonis, of Mohawk; two sisters, Eva Tripple, of Mohawk, and Isabelle Leonis, of Catskill; a special son-in-law, Rick Ulin; two grandsons, Tom and Mike Leonis; many step-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife, Marietta; one son, Michael Leonis, Jr.; and his stepdaughter, Valerie Ulin. He leaves behind his bird, Petie.
    His funeral will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Oak View Cemetery in the spring with full Military Honors.
    His funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the V.J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc., Frankfort.
    Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Michael’s online memorial page by going to www.iocovozzifuneralhomes.com.
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