Leah E. Negrete
April 25, 1924 ‒ September 26, 2016
Leah E. Negrete, 92, of Galion passed away Monday evening September 26, 2016 at Winchester Terrace in Mansfield.
Born April 25, 1924 in Butler she was the daughter of John L. and Pearl (Smith) Swank. Leah married Otilio George “Tiny” Negrete on February 19, 1949 and he preceded her on August 28, 1994.
She was a graduate of Butler High School in 1942. Leah worked at Ideal Electric and the former Westinghouse Electric Company in Mansfield, Mansfield Lahm Airport, Mansfield Distributing and then at the former North Electric in Galion for 19 years She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Galion and a former member of Twig Two, Galion Hospital Auxiliary, Galion Women of the Moose Chapter 177, AMVETS 1979 Auxiliary, American Legion Scarbrough post 243 and was a fifty year member of the Order of Eastern Star.
Leah was a “Rosie the Riveter” helping with the World War II effort. She enjoyed calling bingo in the Galion nursing homes and helping with various veterans associations especially the Soldiers and Sailors Home in Sandusky.
She is survived by children Michael John (Sue) Negrete of Galion and Pam (Thomas) Hawk of Shelby; grandchildren Heather and Tony Negrete and Tommy Hawk; sister-in-law Opal swank and several special nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by brothers Harold, Charles, Glenn and George Swank and sister Mildred.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, September 30, 2016 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 30 with Pastor Jerry Penrod officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Magnolia Terrace Activity Fund for Bingo or Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail in care of the funeral home.
Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Leah Negrete, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.
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