Fred C. Leone

August 03, 1922 ‒ July 14, 2016

Galion, Ohio
Formerly of Silver Spring, Maryland

Fred C. Leone, 93, of Galion and formerly of Silver Spring, Maryland passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Magnolia Terrace in Galion.

Born August 3, 1922 in New York City, he was the son of Salvatore and Anna (Regalbuto) Leone. He married Elizabeth “Betty” (Spencer) Leone on October 15, 1945 and she preceded him in May of 2003.

He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. Fred earned his PhD from Purdue University and was Executive Director of American Statistical Association in Washington D.C. He previously was a professor at the University of Iowa. Fred was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galion, Nativity Parish Church in Washington, D.C. and Christian Life Communities. He enjoyed traveling the globe and making memory books for himself.

He is survived by children Charles Leone of South Bend, Indiana, Elizabeth Leone (Rene Cisneros) of Fresno, California, Peter (Diane Grieg) Leone of Rockville, Maryland, Frank (Loida) Leone of Sterling, Kansas, Joseph (Barbara Berns) Leone of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Larry (Beth) Leone of Galion and Lucy (Brian) Clark of Medford Lakes, New Jersey; 21 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by twin infant sons and brothers Frank Leone and Peter Leone.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 22, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 135 North Liberty Street, Galion, Ohio 44833 with Father Paul Fahrback as Celebrant. Burial will be in Garden of Heaven Cemetery in Silver Spring, Maryland at a later date.

Full military honors will be conducted by the Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.

Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Fred Leone, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • Larry and Beth, Fred is finally with Betty. She welcomed him with open arms. We always enjoyed the history lesson snd stories. Miss you all. Come see us.

  • I am sorry. Bless his soul and his family in this time. God bless. I loved all his stories from Brazil. I enjoyed doing his manicure and the good times. There is a angel I heaven.
    Love, [thank you so very much]
    Nathalia Spade

  • Larry and Beth, Sorry for the loss of your father /father in law. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  • To Dr Leone and Family
    So sorry for the death of your father and grandfather
    May your memories bring you peace
    Lisa and Tony

  • Dr.Leone and Family, So sorry to hear about the death of your Father. May he rest in Peace.Thinking of all of you.

  • Dr Leone and family may your heart and soul find peace and comfort. So sorry for your loss.

  • To the Leone Family
    My prayers are with you on the loss of Fred. I have many happy memories of Fred and Betty though our days in CLC.
    May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

  • Please accept our condolences. Your father was a cherished supporter of many years. A true believer in social justice and peace. May the angels welcome him home. Peace Center of Concern Team

  • I got to know Fred after traveling with him through China in the 1970s. Fred was an affable and good statistician throughout our acquaintanceship. We will all miss him in the statistics community.