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Frederick F. Leonetti, 90, of Farrell passed away at 11:05 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Family Hospice, Pittsburgh.
Mr. Leonetti was born Jan. 31, 1927, in Sharon, a son of John and Maria Olivia (Rinna) Leonetti.
He attended Sharon High School and served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Jupiter in the South Pacific during World War II.
Fred retired May 27, 1988, as a general foreman in the maintenance department of the former Sawhill Tubular Products, Sharon, where he was employed for 44 years.
He was a former member of Church of the Sacred Heart, Sharon.
Fred loved boating and was a Pennsylvania Fish Commission Officer from 1968 to 2003, and a deputy Waterways Conservation Officer for 30 years. The Mercer County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs awarded him the Order of the Green Tie in 2004. He also received the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Certificate of Excellence award in 2004 for his lasting contribution to Shenango Lake. Fred started the Shenango Underwater Rescue Team in 1961 and was one of the founders of the Shenango Valley Boat Club. He was also a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and, years ago, had a radio talk show on WFAR.
Surviving are: two sons, Dennis M. Leonetti and his wife Diane, New Wilmington; and Robert L. Leonetti and his wife Mary T., Greenville; five grandchildren, Jeanna Ronko and her husband Jim; Julie Riggs; Mary Gillespie and her husband Terry; Shawn Leonetti and his wife Kim; and Theresa Perna and her husband Jacob; 13 great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Virginia Leonetti, South Pymatuning Township.
Fred was preceded in death by: his parents; his wife of 30 years, the former Nancy Childress; a son, Michael John Leonetti; two sisters, Yolanda DelMonaco and Rose Trenga; and seven brothers, Angelo, who died as an infant; Reno, who died as a child; and Albert, Joseph, Angelo, Sandi and Reno Leonetti.

Frederick F., 90, of Farrell.
Visitation and services: None. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Arrangements by J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Published on October 4, 2017
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