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Michael "Red" Leithner

August 1, 1950 ~ October 3, 2020 (age 70)

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Michael J. “Red” Leithner, age 70, of State Road, Johnsonburg, died unexpectedly, at home, Saturday, October 3, 2020.  A son of the late Joseph and Faye (Bickmire) Leithner, he was born on August 1, 1950 in St. Marys.  On August 27, 1982 he married Sandy L. (Sprague) who preceded him in death on April 19, 2011.

Besides his parents and his wife, Red was predeceased by: a brother, Joseph “Quaz” Leithner.

Red is survived by: two children, Jason (Emily) Leithner of Penfield and Ashley Leithner of Raleigh, NC; two grandchildren; and a sister, Donna Nussbaum of St. Marys.

Red lived all his life in Elk County. He served in the US Navy and worked in the Construction Industry.  A member of the St. Marys Sportsmen, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and the shooting sports.

There will be no visitation.

Private Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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