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Leo G. Reese

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.

Online condolences may be made at www.LaRuePitcher.com. 



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My deepest condolences to the Reese family and friends for the loss of your loved one Leo.You will be reunited with Leo again very soon right here on a brand new Paradise Earth under Jesus Christ Kingdom rule Daniel 2:44 that he taught his followers to pray to come in the Lord's prayer Mathew 6:10 no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21:1-5.

Sacramenta Landrum May 4 2018 12:00 AM

Most definently Leo will be a very well missed man and was there for tons of us growing up in his yard having cookouts and playing horse shoes. A lot of memories sorry for your loss gone but never forgotten

Cassandra premo Apr 26 2018 12:00 AM

im sorry to hear about leo he was a good man, ive known leo since i was in diapers he allways made me laugh when i saw him . my thoughts and prayers go out to donna and family

rosie baildon - gardner Apr 26 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Leo Reese

Timothy and Anna Brenno Apr 26 2018 12:00 AM

You were a great man Leo... I am glad that I met u when I did and spent the time with u that I did. U always were a jockster and knew how to make ppl laugh, u will never be forgotten R. I. P.

Gayle Apr 26 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

Stephanie Frisina Apr 25 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Leo Reese

Stephanie Frisina Apr 25 2018 12:00 AM

Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Leo was a hoot! Lots of memories!

Julie Montroy Smith Apr 25 2018 12:00 AM

I'm going to miss you Uncle Leo
I will always remember you and your family being a close friend of mine.
Your the one who gave me my nickname THUNDERFOOT
Peace be with you and I will have place in my heart for you.
God bless you

Lawrence Cordwell Apr 25 2018 12:00 AM