Leonard James Allese, Sr. Thursday, November 18, 1926 - Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Cumberland, MD – Leonard James Allese, Sr., 90, of Cumberland, MD, passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at the Lions Center for Rehabilitation and Extended Care.
Born November 18, 1926, in Zanesville, OH, Mr. Allese was the son of the late Biagio Allese and Leona Allese.  He was also preceded in death by his wife of 67 years: Helen Marie Allese, May 10, 2016; a son-in-law: Bob Rapson; and was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
A United States Naval Veteran of World War II, Leonard was owner/operator of Potomac Home Furnishing on Bedford Road, Cumberland.  He was a member of Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church; the Knights of Columbus; and the Fort Cumberland Post #13 American Legion.
Lenard is survived by his daughters: Deborah Barth and husband, Ed, Cumberland, MD; and Barbara Rapson, Carpendale, WV; and his sons: Lenny Allese and wife, Loretta, Powhatan, VA; and Christopher Allese and wife, Joni, Port Charlotte, FL.  He also leaves behind his grandchildren: Michael Barth and wife, Jill; Andy Barth and wife, Allison; Brian Barth and friend, Tammi; Kelly Brown and husband, Justin; Kristen Gattens and Mike Krampf; Lacinda Mapp and husband, Alfred; Jesse Allese and Patricia Galante; Mara Davenport and husband, Jason; Thomas Allese; Emily Reese Allese and friend, Jason; and Becky Allese: 22 great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, MD, on Thursday, February 9, 2017, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
A memorial mass will be celebrated at the Our Lady of the Mountains Parish, Saint Patrick’s Church on Friday, February 10, 2017, at 10:00 A.M., with Father Louis Petruha, O.F.M. Cap., as celebrant.
Interment will be in Maryland Veterans Cemetery at Rocky Gap.
Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by the Post #13 Veterans Honor Guard.

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Thinking about my Uncle Leonard. His happiness came from his love, Aunt Helen and his wonderful family! Remembering many happy get togethers, picnics, holidays, reunions, weddings and much more. He loved his sister, my mom, Carmel, who he called "Tatti". Don't quote me on that spelling. It was his name for her, because he couldn't say Carmel when he was little. When he would see her, he always called her that. Thinking about all the fun times we had at the first house, off Bedford Road and the one up the long, uphill driveway. Many people could gather at that house and we did. He enjoyed a good game of cards. I won't ever forget he and Aunt Helen, Cathy and Joe and Dave and I playing cards when they came to Altoona. I do remember one particular time, they all came to our house. Uncle Leonard went to sit on the chair in our dining room, which was an old set we bought with the house. It collapsed and he was on the floor. Not sure if we laughed or wanted to cry. He was fine, I think more shocked than hurt. He always told us nieces, that he had the best nieces in the world. When you think about it, he only had a few nephews, but the nieces were plentiful. He had his ups and downs in life, but don't we all. He lived a long full life for sure. He will, as well as Aunt Helen, always be special to us. To my cousins, I love you all and God bless you and your families.
With our sincere sympathy and love,
Nancy & Dave

Barb, Deborah, Lenny and Chris, condolences and prayers on the passing of your father! I visited him on Fridays for communion and Sundays with the church bulletin. I will miss seeing him! May angels lead him into paradise and may he Rest In Peace. I think he is where he wants to be, reunited with your mom. Take care and God bless you all, Tom