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Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home

14 Grand Street, Oneonta, NY

OBITUARY

Leo J. Lomangino

July 15, 1936July 17, 2019
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Leo J. Lomangino, 83, of Davenport, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at home in Davenport, surrounded by family.

He was born on July 15, 1936 in Brooklyn, the son of Charles and Sophie Lomangino.

Leo was known for his constant generosity towards family, friends and community. He hosted many parties and events on his farm, Buttermilk Farms, in Davenport, NY.

He is survived by a son, Robert Lomangino of New Fairfield, CT; a son, Leo F. Lomangino of Mooresville, NC; a daughter, Rose Corey of W. Islip, NY; 12 grandchildren, Anthony Lomangino, Elysa Lomangino, Maria Lomangino, Rob Lomangino, Steven Lomangino, Brian Lomangino, Christopher Lomangino, Dianna Lomangino, Jaclyn Sanders, Jennifer Baca, Lisa Newton, and Amanda Long; 4 great grandchildren, Maddie Lomangino, Mason Sanders, Vienna Baca, Natalie Newton, and Ava Newton; brothers, Frank Lomangino, and Anthony Lomangino; a sister, Frances Gusmano, and many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to greet the family on Friday, July 26, 2019 from 2 – 7 pm at the Lester R Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand Street, Oneonta. The family will be in attendance from 5 - 7 pm.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, July 27 at 10 am at St Mary’s Church, 39 Walnut Street, Oneonta, with Rev. David Mickiewicz officiating.

Entombment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Emmons.

In lieu of flowers, donations are asked to be made to Catskill Area Hospice, 297 River St Service Rd Suite #1, Oneonta, NY 13820.

Online condolences to the family can be made at www.grummonsfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.

Services

  • Calling Hours Friday, July 26, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, July 27, 2019

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Donnie & Linda Schnetzler

July 28, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. Leo was a wonderful man. My husband, Donnie, worked for Leo since the early 70’s. When my son, Donald, was about 7 years old, Donnie would sometimes take him to work on a Friday night. They would meet Leo and he would give my son $100 to buy anything he wanted. As time passed, my son, when he graduated high school, also worked for him. We remember going upstate to his beautiful log cabin. He took us all to dinner in an Italian restaurant and we had a great time. He was a kind, sweet and generous man who will not be forgotten. Rest in peace Leo. Heaven has gotten another angel.

John Soldinger

July 26, 2019

To the Lomangino Family,

Our hearts break for your lose. Leo was One Of A Kind. He was a Loving, Kind, and Generous Man. He was also a Wonderful Boss.

One memory that always makes me laugh is when the vein in his neck came out you knew he was Really Mad! Thank God I only saw that one time!

He will be greatly missed. You will always be in our prayers.

Love,
John & Laurie Soldinger
Family


Paul Zimmermann

July 26, 2019

Uncle Leo,
Love is Forever
Love and Peace,
Paulie& Michele Zimmermann

Bob MERCANDETTI

July 25, 2019

I was greatly saddened to hear of Leo's passing! I had the privilege of working for him and his brothers for many years.
Leo was bigger than life - I have rarely met a person who exceeded his gregarious nature and abundant generosity - he was generous to a fault!
The mark of a man is the impression that he leaves with others. Leo left a lasting, favorable, and indelible impression on all who had the good fortune to know him, even if they only knew him in a fleeting way.
Years later, long after he had left the business, I would occasionally meet a former customer who would still ask for Leo - and in asking, I big smile would come across their face.
I offer heartfelt prayers for him and his whole family! And I implore the family to take heart - because Leo is reunited with Joey now, who can see again, and together they are having a BLAST in heaven!!

Marjorie French

July 25, 2019

Sorry about your loss! Leo was a great friend to me and my family. We will miss him.

Tara Robinson

July 22, 2019

Sorry to hear the loss of Leo , what an amazing friendly funny man . Forever we will remember him in our gymnastics gym in Oneonta . He was a huge part of our gym family . Many trips all over the east coast with many memories to follow . My favorite, being lost in NYC with the team and he talked us right through where we needed to go by phone . He never let me forget that one !!!! Leo will be greatly missed . With lots of love from the Oneonta YMCA Gymnastics team and Coach tara

fred darmanin

July 21, 2019

Although I knew you for not a very long time, I considered you like my brother. The fun times at the the farm and the wonderful meals we shared. I just regret that I cannot be at your celebration of life. I will always think of you and miss you. You will now join your loved ones in paradise.

Love Fred and Inez

Bill Kaiser

July 20, 2019

Wednesday afternoon Anthony called saying "we lost Leo today". In that instant I was hit in my gut with a huge force. "Oh no, Oh no I am so sorry Anth". That moment I lost a great friend, someone I admired and loved, he was inspiring to me in many ways. I met Leo in 1970 when I was 18 so I have known him the bulk of my life; he treated me as family always warm and caring. Words that come to mind when I think of Leo: good natured, cheerful, generous to a fault, strong but kind at the same time, street smart and playful. Leo truly lived the American Dream; with his brothers and brother-in-law built a large and highly successful business. His "Brooklyn math" as we called it easily kept pace with the analysis provided by the Ivy League MBA's on staff. Leo was an example of true humility in spit of his success always treated everyone with dignity never forgetting where he came from. Quick to joke or make lemon aid out of any situation he was always great to be around. So many of his pranks or jokes stand out in my memory. There was the time Frank Quick - a laborer at the company went AWOL - when Frank showed up to work several days later without an excuse in his teasing way Leo who had a starter pistol and pretended to be so mad that he threatened to shoot Frank who believe the gun real. Frank, scared for his life, took off running down the block with Leo firing blanks behind him. Frank came back to work several days later and all was well. We all had a great laugh. One afternoon driving home from work on the Southern State Pkwy coming to the toll. Leo got that mischievous look saying "Billy watch this" - he pulled out a few bills and paid the toll for the three cars behind us. He then speed away and watched as the drivers would try to catch up to see who paid the toll. There are too many practical jokes to recount here. I loved Leo like family and offer my prayers for him and condolences to all of us who lost such a great guy.

Patricia Howlett

July 20, 2019

I remember meeting "Uncle Leo" in 9th grade- he was the Uncle to my newest friend from St. John's, Joan Lomangino . He was always smiling, a very nice person, always had time to chat. Sorry to hear about his passing. My prayers and thoughts to Joan, Rose,Elaine, Frances and all the members of his family.

Candy VanZandt

July 20, 2019

I remember Leo as a generous and amazing man. I used to manage the Quickway in Davenport. Leo would come in on a holiday and the clerk behind the counter always got a tip for his or her service of being there on a holiday. I remember taking my kids up to his house to see all the Christmas lights. My kids loved them. Always polite to everyone and always was there for the people who needed him. Leo will be missed for what a wonderful man he was. Thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends who enjoyed every minute they had with him. RIP Mr. Leo Lomangino.

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