NEW YORK/FLORIDA: Leo O. Hans, 81, of West Perrysburg Road, Perrysburg, NY, passed away Friday, November 8th, 2019 in Lakeland Memorial Hospital, while living at Grand Villa Senior Living Community in Lakeland, Fl.
He was born in Buffalo, NY on January 16, 1938, the only child of the late Leo L. and Mildred Hans.
He attended Gowanda High School, worked at JN Adam Developmental Center in Perrysburg. Leo and his wife Janet also owned and ran several grape farms in Perrysburg and were previous owners of the Perrysburg Tavern.
Mr. Hans was an active member of his community, belonging to the Gowanda Moose #1382, a volunteer Firemen for over 50 years, a town constable and was a former delegate to Welch’s board of directors. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, camping, deer hunting, golfing and especially spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include: three daughters, Deborah (Mike) McLaughlin, of Zephyrhills FL, Cynthia Van Ens, of Lakeland Fl. and Judy (Matt) Johnston, of Little Valley; three sons Leo Paul Hans, of Seffner FL, Barry (Mary) Hilliman, of Valley Grande, AL and Fred (Linda) Hilliman, of Conewango Valley. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and some great-great grandchildren.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by his is wife of 45 years; Janet F. Hans, son Martin Hilliman and a daughter Patricia Hilliman.
There will be no visitation observed at this time. However, there will be a future Celebration of Life and burial at the Perrysburg Cemetery this June 2020 in Perrysburg New York.
The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Perrysburg Fire Department, PO Box 206, Perrysburg, NY 14129.
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