William (Bill) Frank Leone, age 64, of Springboro, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, November 28, 2022, from unexpected surgical complications. He was born in Erie on January 8, 1958, the son of the late Patsy and Priscilla (Amatangelo) Leone.
Bill graduated from Tech Memorial High School in 1977 with a trade certificate in Tool & Die. He completed his apprenticeship as a grinder specialist at Tool-All, Inc., and worked there for 21 years. He then opened his own tool shop, Tool-Rite, Inc., which he operated along with his wife Palma, and later his son, William, for 25 years. In 2012, Bill and his son William started another successful business, Leone Real Estate. Bill was very ambitious and an amazing craftsman. His family is very proud of all his accomplishments.
On May 22, 1982, Bill married the love of his life, Palma Giulia Pasquale. They built a beautiful home on fifteen acres of land that Bill purchased in Cussewago Township after high school. They raised three children and shared 40 wonderful years together. He was semi-retired and loved vacationing in Florida, Rving at Fort Wilderness in Disney World, golfing with his brothers and friends, helping his children with home improvement projects, spending time with his grandchildren, eating chocolate (especially ice cream), and enjoying the home he proudly built with Palma many years ago.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Warren A. Leone. Bill is survived by his wife, Palma, children Alyssa Flood (Jacob), William Leone (Kaitlyn), and Alaina Leone as well as his grandchildren Victor, Maxwell, and Archer Flood, Madelyn Leone, and Rylie Leone. His other surviving family members include his siblings Catherine Wojtecki (Edward), Giovina Leone Robertson (John), and Dr. Leonard Leone (Susan), as well as his Aunt Gilda Carr.
Friends may call at Van Matre Funeral Home, 306 Erie Street, Edinboro on Thursday, December 1st from 4 – 7 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday morning at 11:00 am at St. Philip Catholic Church in Crossingville, officiated by Rev. Marc Solomon. Committal service and burial will follow at St. James Cemetery.
The family requests in lieu of flowers and in memory of Bill’s beloved dog Bobo, please consider a donation to Because You Care, an animal rescue and adoption center.