Irene A. Leisie, 74, of 301 Mahoney Avenue, Ellport passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at Kindred Hospital. Born in Ellwood City on October 11, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Steve and Helen Sleka Rabosky. She married Paul E. Leisie on February 23, 1957. A 1954 graduate of Lincoln High School, Mrs. Leisie worked at the Ellwood City Knitting Mill and later at Newman's Pharmacy. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish, the Lincoln High School After Prom Committee and a former member of the Ellwood City Lioness Club. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Leisie is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Susan Leisie, a daughter, Lynn Leisie, all of Ellwood City, three grandchildren, Stephanie and R.J. Leisie and Autumn Tetmire and two sisters, Mary Ann Weisz of Ellport and Barbara Stiles of Ellwood City. She was preceded in death by a sister, Helen McLaughlin. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 18th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport. A Blessing Service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 8:00 PM following the visitation.
My deepest sympathy to Paul and family. She was so special.I'll never forget her.
I met Irene through Vicki Shustock. Irene was a very unique person and I just loved her personality. My hearfelt sympathy goes out to Paul and his family.
Lauren & I send our condolences in this time of sorrow for the Leisie family. Rejoice for Irene and sad for those who knew her and the lives she has touched. Because of her I have two great friends in Ron & Steph.
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