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Obituary for Leo Joseph Hanes

Leo Hanes, 82, of Emporium, PA passed away on September 16, 2023. Leo was born on November 27, 1940, in St. Mary’s PA and was the son of Veronica and Warren Waddington.

He was a 1958 graduate of Cameron County High School, served in the United States Navy, stationed in Jacksonville Florida, and was a graduate of DeVry Technical Institute in Chicago, Illinois where he met his loving wife, Marie Therese McShane. He finished his education in Electrical Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. Leo and Marie had two daughters, Terri and Jules. Their family lived in Henrietta, New York where Leo was an Electrical Engineer at Xerox from 1964-1999. He spent his retirement in Emporium, spending many of those years caring for his mother, Veronica Waddington. Leo spent much of his time outdoors enjoying the Pennsylvania mountains, playing golf, and cheering for Penn State Football. He loved his grandsons, Kevin and Jake Connell and enjoyed spending time golfing with them at various locations, but especially at Emporium County Club, where he was a long-time member.

Leo is survived by his daughters Terri (Don) Bavis and Jules (Clint) Cummings, his grandsons Kevin Connell (Vivian Becker) and Jake Connell (Sarah Gensler) and step-granddaughters Stephanie Cummings, Megan Bavis and step-grandson Kellen Bavis. He is survived by his beloved Aunts MaryLou Wiesner of St. Mary’s and Sal (Scotty) Distler of Scottsdale, AZ, Charlene Malfer of Weedville, PA, many cousins and friends.
He is also survived by wife Ethel Dolloway-Fritz-Hanes and her daughters.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Warren H. and Veronica L. Waddington, beloved Aunts and Uncles Agnes Malfer, Dorothy Duncan, Ray Kostecki, Joe Kostecki, and Francis Kostecki, and his life-long, dear friend, Tom Andrews.

There are no calling hours. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mark’s Church is being planned for a future date. Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Emporium Country Club or the Cameron County Sports Football, Basketball, or Baseball Boosters in Leo’s name.