Leo Phillip Axmacher, Jr.

Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | October 05, 2019

Leo Phillip Axmacher, Jr., age 71, of McKeesport, died Saturday, October 5, 2019. He was born in McKeesport on October 1, 1948 and is the son of the late Leo Phillip and Angeline Primavera Zitz Axmacher.

Leo, a lifelong resident of McKeesport worked at Jordan produce, D&K Department Store, Doubletree Hotel, and the YMCA. Leo enjoyed watching sports and was an avid fan of the Pittsburg Steelers. He liked playing Duckpins at Tube City and enjoyed old westerns including Bonanza and Gunsmoke. Eating dinners with family, especially pizza is one of his favorite pastimes.  

He is survived by brother, John P. (Denise) Zitz of New Alexandria, PA; sisters, Mary Patricia Zitz Curran of Pfafftown, NC; Cheryl Ann Axmacher Wise of McKeesport; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Leo was preceded in death by his brother, George E. Zitz.

Friends will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177), on Monday, October 7, 2019 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St Patrick Roman Catholic Church, 312 32nd Street, McKeesport, PA 15132, on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 10 am. Burial will follow.

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Originally published October 05, 2019.

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