Edward T. Leavy Sr., 82, of St. Marys passed away Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at Southeast Georgia Health System, Camden Campus.
Born Aug. 13, 1935, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Edward and Margaret Leavy. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Kathleen C. Leavy, and son, Edward T. Leavy Jr.
Mr. Leavy had been a resident of Camden County for the past five years. He was a third-degree knight with the Knights of Columbus and a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.
Mr. Leavy retired from Burroughs Corporation, was past president of Palm Lakes Cooperative in West Palm Beach, Fla., lecturer at St. Marys Catholic Church for many years and past member of the Booster Club at Mater Dei High School in New Monmouth, N.J., and member of the Elks in Middletown, N.J.
A Mass was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in St. Marys with Father Mariusz presiding. Burial followed at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Allison Memorial Chapel with the rosary being recited at 4:30 p.m. for anyone wishing to attend.
Pallbearers were Sean Leavy, Curtis Nile, Daniel Shusko Sr., Daniel Shusko Jr., Joseph Shusko and Matthew Shusko.
Survivors include his daughters, Pat Leavy, Eileen Rufo (Michael), Kathleen Nile (Curtis), Norah Shusko (Daniel Sr.) and his son, Sean Leavy; daughter-in-law, Patti Leavy; sister, Pat Bianco; brother, John Leavy; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
The family requests contributions in memory of Edward T. Leavy Sr. be made to the Knights of Columbus Ed Leavy Sr. scholarship fund. Checks can be made payable to Knights of Columbus Council 11058 and mailed to Knights of Columbus at Our Lady Star of the Sea, 106 E. Dillingham St., St. Marys, GA 31558.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.