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.