Leo J. Mochi Jr.

December 18, 1955 ‒ December 15, 2017

Delaware, Ohio

Leo Joseph Mochi Jr., age 61 of Delaware, OH and formerly of Cambridge, MA passed away at home Friday, December 15, 2017 surrounded by those whom he loved.

He was born in Cambridge, MA on December 18, 1955 to the late Leo J. and Anna (Scolles) Mochi. He graduated from Cambridge High and Latin in 1973, where he played football. Leo went on to attend Boston University.

Serving as a projectionist at the famed Brattle Theater in Cambridge, he was a member of the former projectionist union. A metallurgist by trade, he was a proud member of USW Local #9309 and Delaware Eagles Aerie 376.

Leo married Ruth L. (Fields) in 1984 and together they shared a fairy-tale romance for 28 years until her sad passing in 2012. She described him as her “handsome rock of a husband”, which he was in addition to being a wonderful father.

Boston remained special to Leo; he was an avid fan of the Patriots, Celtics, and Red Sox. He also enjoyed a passion for woodworking, cooking, golfing, and of course eating.  Leo was at his best in the garden, perfecting his eggplants and tomatoes.  He was also a talented singer, auditioning in 2013 for “America’s Got Talent”. Leo was also an old movie buff and known for classic movie quotes and impersonations.

Humble and empathetic to everyone, he enjoyed a friendly outgoing nature. Quite likeable, he possessed a heart of gold. He served as a foster parent and loved all children, especially his kids and grandkids.

Those left to cherish his memory include his children: Amee Gray of Los Angeles, CA, Lori (Tony) Fasolino of Columbus, OH, Leo Mochi, III of Delaware, OH; grandchildren: Madylin, Audrey, and Dylan; brother David (Dorene) Mochi; sister Nancy Mochi all of Cambridge, MA; dear friend Keri Thrush and many nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his brother Nicholas.

Arrangements entrusted to Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr. (formerly 1510 W. William St.) Delaware, Ohio 43015.

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  • so sorry for you all, Leo was an awesome man. my heart goes out for you all. sending prayers to help you get through this, he is now happy with his lovely wife, he will always be with you in your hearts. hugs to all the family and friends. love always. Teresa Barker Baldwin..

  • My condolences to Leo’s friends and family he was a great guy he was my classmate in the sixties and 70s and High School he was my neighbor also my friend the great kind spirited man you will be missed Leo until we meet again may you rest in peace

  • Our condolences to your family and friends. Leo the CHLS class of 73 will miss you dearly. God speed my friend.

  • Heaven received a special Angel. He was an amazing singer and a true friend to all. He will be sadly missed by so many. Such a great loss.💗

  • Leo you will be missed dearly. I’m glad your no longer in pain and your with your beautiful wife Ruth. You both were great emotional supporters for me. Until we meet again go dance with the angels! Love you and Ruth very much and you both will always be in my heart!!

  • There are no words that adequately describe how sad I am at your passing. You have been a cherished friend for as long as I can remember. You brought joy and laughter into every interaction. From East Cambridge to CHLS to the Brattle and “the square”, to the first date with Ruthie to the last hangout with you and Dave Ryan, you leave me with a trove of great memories. Mook, I will miss u so much. God bless you.

  • To all of Leo’s family and friends, I am so sorry for yours, and for our loss of just the sweetest guy. I am so lucky to have known Leo, and to have spent whatever time was available with Leo, and our great pal Ralph Centanni.
    Leo is in my heart and my mind today, and forever. Love you Leo.
    The best guy and a remarkable friend.

  • R IP Dear sweet Leo
    A dear man and neighbor from winter st,,sweet,,funny and always a gentleman..you will be truly missed always..God bless you

  • Prayers and condolences go out to all of the family. Leo, my dear friend, neighbor in the special community we both grew up in and Putnam School and CHLS buddy and classmate, I will sorely miss you. Sleep well and we shall meet again. God Bless you and your wonderful family. For a man who is so beloved and respected by so many, there is no better testament or legacy for a man who lived life well.

  • I did not have the opportunity to spend much time with Leo. However among my & your family members there are many stories of Leo’s devotion to friends, the children that were entrusted to his care & in particular his great Love & concern for Ruth. I am both, sorry for your loss & glad that he is reunited with the love of his life.

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to Leo’s family and family of friends. I wish I had heard him sing!

  • Lori:

    Renae and I are praying that you and your family can now grieve, rest, and be at peace. We hope you are flooded with good memories of your time with Leo and that you can celebrate a life well lived.

  • I am so very sorry for your loss of a good father, grandfather, brother, and friend may he rest easy and always be remembered lovingly Hugs

  • I’m so sorry for your loss … I used to sit behind him in home room at CHLS, he was always such a nice guy!!

  • Our sincerest condolences go out to you all. In the time we were able to spend with Leo we knew him to be a remarkable man and very kind.

    Our prayers are with you.

    Dr. Schirmer and Staff

  • Dear cousins, we are all so sorry to hear of this loss. Please accept our deepest sympathy. I will always remember Leo fondly. Love, Susan Scolles and Family

  • Leo, you were one of the best persons i have ever met. Never had a bad word about anyone. Sat on my doorstep when we were younger and talked for hours many many times. Much love to you old friend. You will be sorely missed.

  • To Nancy and family of Leo Mochi very sorry of your loss Leo and I use to play together when we were little he was a lot of fun he will be missed but is at peace now sympathy and love evelynmochidoran

  • My deepest condolences to David, Nancy, and the entire Mochi family. My heart is so saddened to hear of Leo’s death. Hopefully, he and Ruthie are shining down on you at this difficult time. Leo was a dear friend to me from kindergarten to adulthood. “Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”