Peter Anthony Leo, RPh, 83, of Butler, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Butler Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Bradford, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Patsy Leo and the late Ida Storey Leo, later moving to Sharon, Pennsylvania. He attended Sharon High School, where he was a featured trumpeter in the band, and also performed with his own band. An avid fan of jazz music, he later passed down his appreciation of music to his children and grandchildren. Following high school graduation, he attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he was an active member and president of Sigma Pi Fraternity. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh College of Pharmacy, earning a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Degree in 1957.
A highly respected pharmacist, Peter was well known in the Butler community as a pharmacist and owner of Butler Family Drug Stores. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists’ Association until his retirement in 1998.
He was a member of The Hereditary Order of the Crown of Charlemagne lineage society; past member of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association, past member and President of the Gatewood Homeowners Association, member of the University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association, member of Sigma Pi Fraternity, served on the St. Paul Church Parrish Council, and was a longtime member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church.
Peter enjoyed military history, reading, jazz music, gardening, and was an avid sports enthusiast.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Montgomery Leo, whom he married on November 27, 1957 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Pittsburgh, PA. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this pastMonday.
Peter is also survived by four children, Sharon Leo Clouse and her husband Dr. Richard Clouse, of Glasgow, Kentucky, Pamela Leo Zelinka and her husband Frank “Bud” Zelinka, of Butler, Stacey Leo Panei and her husband Vernon Panei of Hollywood, Maryland, and Peter “Monty” Montgomery Leo of Indian Head, Maryland; and one brother, Samuel Leo of Sharon, PA. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Dr. Margaret “Maggie” Clouse Deibel,and her husband Dr. Eduard Deibel, Dr. Meredith Clouse, V. Nicholas Panei, Mallory Clouse, Anthony Panei, Mitchell Clouse, Susanne Panei, and Cameron Zelinka.
Friends will be received at Thompson – Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street, Butler, PA on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 7 to 9 pm.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 10:00 a.m at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church with Father Harry Bielewicz, as Celebrant.
Private entombment will take place in the Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences can be given at www.thompson-miller.com.