O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Virginia F. Leaskey

Virginia F. Leaskey, 92, of Salamanca, NY died Sunday morning, October 27, 2019 at Salamanca Nursing & Rehab following a short illness.

Born April 17, 1927 in Salamanca, NY, she was the daughter of the late Francis E. and Lena Mae Metzler Yonaka. She was married on March 31, 1948 to Mr. Richard Leaskey, who predeceased her on July 3, 2003.

She was a lifelong standing member of the Free Methodist Church, Salamanca, NY.

Mrs. Leaskey’s second career, outside of being a stay at home mom, was more of a ministry than a career. She lived in Hillview Homes for 55 years, during which time she was well-known for her kindness and generosity to those who lived in that community. Whether it was a slice or a loaf of bread, an egg or a dozen, a dollar or more, it never mattered; she always responded in kind to meet those in need. It was said by a leading pastor in that community that, “Virginia was able to reach more people of Hillview Homes in a way that I never could”.

Surviving are: a daughter, Linda (James) Grey, Chardon, OH; two sons, James Leaskey, Eugene Leaskey, both of Salamanca, NY; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a sister, Joyce Boothe, two brothers, Robert Yonaka, and Wayne Yonaka.

Friends may call at the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 10am – 12pm, at which time funeral services will be held with James Leaskey, son of the deceased, officiating.

Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Salamanca, NY.

E-condolences can be sent to orourke.orourkefh@gmail.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.