Leo Roy Frey
July 21, 1927 – October 6, 2019
LEO ROY FREY (JULY 21, 1927 – OCTOBER 6, 2019) HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR AND REAL ESTATE TYCOON DIES AT 92 AT HOME SURROUNDED BY LOVED ONES. He was a humble man who shunned publicity and lived a quiet life. He was born in Cologne, Germany to Lottie Freidenberg and Karl Frey. He came to America as an immigrant with a middle school education in 1947. Leo served in the United States Army in the Korean War. He then become a US citizen, something he was very proud of.
He bought his first building in Los Angeles when he was 21, an endeavor that bloomed into a real estate empire. He came to Las Vegas in 1955 to purchase the failing Moulin Rouge, which he turned into a success. This was the beginning of his involvement in commercial, residential, and real estate development over the next 70 years. He developed, bought and sold land, office buildings, houses, and apartments that shaped the landscape not only in Las Vegas, but also Los Angeles, Reno, Tahoe, Oklahoma City and San Diego. He was a brilliant man with great courage and wisdom.
Preceding Leo in death are his parents, daughter Rebecca Frey-Handel and son Vincent Frey. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Patti Frey, whom he cherished, daughters Shaina Frey, Adina Frey, son Josh Frey (Jaelyn), grandchildren Leo and Rosalie Frey, sister Ruth Maassarani and brother Herb Frey.
Services will be Friday, October 11th, at 11:00 a.m. at Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main Street, Las Vegas, NV, 89101, with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, 1500 N. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, 89101, immediately following. Reception at Pieros, 355 Convention Center Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Lungevity Foundation.
- Funeral Service Friday, October 11, 2019
- Graveside Service Friday, October 11, 2019
Leo Roy Frey
October 10, 2019
With love all the best and sympathy to the family!
October 8, 2019
I am very sorry to hear of Leo's passing.
Leo played an instrumental role in my life, having given me my start in commercial real estate when I was 22 years old. I am forever grateful for his wonderful tutelage, and who better to learn from than the best!
Soon after beginning work with Leo, I met his precious daughter, Rebecca who loved helping me in the office as a child, and his beloved wife Patti, who I soon became fast friends with, and she remains very special to me today.
I had many wonderful experiences with the Frey family over the years including Ruth and Herbie who was the Best Man at my wedding, and all of it began with Leo.
Leo, you are loved by many and will be missed terribly.
Rest In Peace
Rhonda Shelby (Panciro)
October 8, 2019
Dear family, it’s been a joy to watch your beautiful family grow and share such wonderful traditions. Leo was such an amazing husband , father, family man. What an incredible life he helped provide for. He lead a love filled long life! Amazing legacy he leaves🙏❤️
October 7, 2019
Patti, so sorry for your huge loss. So thankful you both found each other and shared such a great life together. Love you lots praying for all your family.