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Kathleen "Kay" O'Leary

November 10, 1924 ~ October 4, 2018 (age 93)

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Youngstown - Kathleen “Kay” O’Leary, 93, passed away peacefully on October 4, 2018 at Ohio Living Park Vista.

Mrs. O’Leary, known to her family and friends as “Kay”, was born on November 10, 1924 in New Castle, PA. She was a daughter of Charles and Mary (Fee) Schooley.

Kay was the fifth child of eight born to Charles and Mary. Kay was a 1942 graduate of New Castle High School. She was a devout Catholic and her strong faith had a very positive influence on her family and friends.

She met the love of her life, William “Bill” O’Leary, at a Valentine’s Day dance at St. Mary’s hall in New Castle, PA in 1946. Kay & Bill were united in marriage on June 7, 1947 and honeymooned in New York City. They resided in Mahoningtown in New Castle, PA and Kay enjoyed working at Troutman’s department store in downtown New Castle where she made many friends.

Kay and Bill relocated to California in 1978 where they enjoyed 10 years together. They moved to Las Vegas, NV where they spent another 20 years. She loved to play her video poker machines where her Irish luck came in handy! She also worked in a Hallmark store in Vegas where she again loved helping people. In 2009, they moved to Ohio where they spent their remaining years. The couple was always surrounded by loving family. Kay was an amazing wife, mom, grandma and great-grandma. Her sense of humor was contagious and she would always leave you with a smile on your face.

She is survived by her six children, Maureen (Ron) Marginian of Howland, OH, Kathy (Fidel) Salazar of Henderson, NV; Tim (Gail) O’Leary of Pearland, TX, Colleen (Jerry) Williams of Carlsbad, CA, Terry O’Leary of Chandler, AZ and Shaun O’Leary of Youngstown, OH, eight grandchildren, Bob (Tricia) O’Leary, Shannon (John) Aslanis, Roseann (Mike) Oberle, Michael (JeriLee) O’Brien, Shaina (Brandon) Smith, Ryan O’Leary, Brianna Williams, Taylor Williams, and10 great-grandchildren. Kay also leaves her sister, Ann Klein of Metarie, LA, as well as many brothers and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Kay was predeceased by her husband of 70 years, Bill O’Leary. Bill passed away on February 28, 2018. She was also predeceased by a daughter, Mary Patricia; her brothers, Bernard, Paul and Gerald “Red”; and her sisters, Rosemary, Blanche, Charlotte and Marilyn.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation for the care provided by Ohio Living Park Vista of Youngstown, Ohio, as well as the support and comfort provided by Ohio Living Hospice.

Family and friends may pay their respects from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, October 12 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 4659 Niles-Cortland Rd. in Cortland, Ohio, where a Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. with Rev. Carl Kish officiating.

In lieu of Flowers, the family requests material tributes take the form of contributions to Ohio Living Park Vista, 1216 5th Ave., Youngstown, OH 44504

or to Ohio Living Hospice at 6715 Tippecanoe Road, Canfield, Ohio 44406.

The family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel 1884 North Road NE, in Warren, Ohio.

Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in New Castle, PA.

Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the O’Leary family

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October 12, 2018

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Robert Church
4659 State Route 46
Cortland, OH 44410

Funeral Service
October 12, 2018

11:00 AM
St. Robert Church
4659 State Route 46
Cortland, OH 44410


Ohio Living Park Vista
1216 5th Ave., Youngstown OH 44504

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