Paul James Leahy Jr., 96, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2012, at the Inn at Olentangy in Delaware.
He was born in 1916 to Dr. Paul and Olive Leahy, and married Lily Fogleman, who preceded him in death.
He is survived by one brother, Dr. Richard (Marjorie) Leahy, of Highland Ranch, Colo.; his seven children, Michael (Judy) Leahy of Lehigh Acres, Fla., Patricia (Don) Coleman of Columbus, David (Francis) Leahy of Bethlehem, Pa., Paul (Judy) Leahy III of Norco, Calif., Margaret (Don) Riley of Del Ray Beach, Fla., Sally (Jerry) Gase of St. John's, Fla., and Dr. Larry Leahy of Pittsburg, Pa.; 25 grandkids; 51 great-grandkids; and six great-great-grandkids.
Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Lily; and two brothers, Maurice Leahy and Dr. John Leahy.
Paul graduated from Tiffin Calvert High School in 1934 and from the University of Notre Dame in 1938. He was an avid golfer and a member of the Elks. He belonged to the Blendon Senior Center in Westerville, Ohio, and was a parishioner of St. Joan of Arc Parish, where he enjoyed playing bridge.
A Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 10700 Liberty St., Powell, OH 43065, with the Rev. Jeffrey E. Tigyer officiating. Family will welcome friends before Mass beginning at 9:30 a.m. A graveside service is 3 p.m., Aug. 18, at St. Mary Cemetery in Tiffin.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Church, 85 S. Sandusky St., Tiffin, OH 44883, in Paul's memory.
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Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell, 450 W. Olentangy St., Powell, OH 43065, 614-792-1471, assisted the family with arrangements.