Robert “Bob” Thomas Leahy, 71, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at Port Charlotte Hospice House. Bob was born Feb. 16, 1941, in Hornell, NY.
He spent his youth in Andover, N.Y., Louisville, Ky. and Pendleton, Ind. He graduated from Pendleton High School in 1958, and attended Indiana University and Ball State University.
He retired as a Journeyman Tool and Die Maker from Delco Remy and Delphi E, Anderson, in 1997 after 36 years of service.
He enjoyed the companionship of his canine Maltese, Jessie, listening to music, landscaping his Englewood home and studying market investments. He was an empath with a keen sense of humor.
He is survived by a brother, Howard J. (Roselie) Leahy, Fort Wayne; sisters, Mary K. (Charles) Welch, Easton, Conn., and Margaret A. (J. Douglas) Dickson, Upper Arlington, OH; children, Christopher Thomas, McCordsville, Ind., and Michael Patrick, Seattle, Wash., four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Howard J. and Mary E. Leahy, Pendleton; and a brother, William M. Leahy, Indianapolis.
He rests in the Companion Meadow at Gulf Pines Memorial Park, 2401 Englewood Road, Englewood, FL 34223 along with the remains of his beloved canine Maltese, Brandy. Jessie will join him there upon her death.
Memorial donations may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
The family wishes to thank the Port Charlotte Hospice House for their assistance and support.