James R. Leibring

January 25, 1943April 30, 2013
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James R. Leibring, age 70, of Gasport, entered into rest on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo. Born January 25, 1943 in Lockport, James is the son of the late: Jacob and Rosa (Riemer) Leibring.

James graduated from Royalton-Hartland Central School in 1961. He attended General Motors Institute and graduated in 1965. He also attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY where he received his masters in Engineering in 1966. He was employed by General Motors/Delphi as an Advanced Manufacturing Engineer and worked there until he retired in December of 2008.

James enjoyed bowling and was an avid NY Yankee fan. He also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and reading.

James is survived by his loving wife: Patricia (Brado-Vincent) Leibring. Dear father of: Jill (Bret) Eldridge and Tammy Hayes both of Middleport. Step father of: Randy (Kelly) Vincent of Kentucky, Shelley (Robert) Martens of Seattle, James (Kathy) Vincent of Salt Lake City and Tricia (John) Haney of Lockport. Grandfather of: Nicholas (Kristina) Leibring, Kelsey and Carly Eldridge, Kodey Hayes, Brad and Ashley Martens, Amberly and Kyle Vincent and Kelly Haney. Great grandfather of: Kaden Leibring. Also surviving James are his siblings: June Leibring of Webster, William (Sharon) Leibring of Texas and Fred (Kathleen) Leibring of Colorado. James is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 2 great grandchildren: Brody and Riley Leibring.

Family and friends are invited to attend visitation at the Sherrie-Bream Funeral Home on Friday from 4-8 pm. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 11:00 am from Zion Lutheran Church, 4447 Central Avenue, Gasport, NY with the Reverend Rodney Klinzing officiating. Interment will be in Orangeport Union Cemetery, Gasport, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to Zion Lutheran Church or Niagara Hospice.

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  • Visitation Friday, May 3, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 4, 2013

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Ashley Martens

May 4, 2013

I will miss you Poppa!
I will always remember you having a glass of milk before bed and always watching your Yankees games. I wish we could have spent more time together but I will always have fond memories of you!
Miss and love you!

May 4, 2013

Very sorry to hear of your husband's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jack and Bev Nuwer

Mindy O'Shea

May 3, 2013

Jilly and Tam... so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. Please know we're thinking of all of you!

May 3, 2013

Please accept our most sincere sympathy for the death of Jim. A classmate, friend & fellow athlete of Doug's. Doug & Linda Arnold

John O'Stewart

May 3, 2013


May 2, 2013

Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Sympathy to Patty and the family.
From friends at Hydro-Bohn Aluminum, Adrian.
Deana Elliott, Wayne Yielding, Danny & Marsha Raymond, John Ruggirello,
Stan Brower, and John Soto.

May 1, 2013

Jill and Tammy,
So sorry to read of your Dad's passing. May your memories of him live on in your hearts.
Colleen Harvey

Mary Lou Sparks-Burt

May 1, 2013

June - I am sorry to hear of your brothers passing. My sympathy to you and your family.

Bill Perry

May 1, 2013

We are saddened to hear of your family's loss. I counted him as a friend.

Bill and Teresa Perry