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Leo G. Reese

June 26, 1943 — April 24, 2018

A celebration of life for Leo G. Reese, 74, of Ogdensburg will be held on Sunday, May 6th, 2018 starting at 1 p.m. at the Lisbon American Legion with a prayer service to begin at 1:15 p.m. a second celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 19th also starting at 1 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus in Ogdensburg.

Mr. Reese died on April 24, 2018, at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse as a result of injuries sustained in a tragic house fire. 

Arrangements are under the direction of LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home, Ogdensburg.

Leo G. Reese was born on June 26, 1943, in Ogdensburg.  He was the son of the late Elmer and Helen (Cody) Reese.  He attended local schools.   On February 2, 1980, he married Donna Rhodes.     Mr. Reese in the past was employed by St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, Notre Dame Cemetery and Standard Shade Roller.  He enjoyed bowling, playing darts, horseshoes and cards.   He was a lifelong fan of Yankees baseball.

He is survived by his wife Donna Reese, his children; Dwayne Gemmill, Bobby Gemmill, and Dawn George.  He is survived by his stepchildren; Mark Robertson and Angelo Hutchinson and her husband Charles.   He is survived by his siblings; Paul, David, Nancy, Doug, John and Tim Reese and Lynn, Danny, Teresa and Bobby Ladouceur along with six grandsons and five granddaughters. 

He was predeceased by his stepson; Alonzo Robertson and a brother, William Ladouceur. 

A GoFundMe account has been established to help assist the family with the loss of their home and funeral expenses.

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