George C. Leocata

George Charles Leocata, 87, of Norwood for 56 years, passed away at home on Wednesday, August 26, 2015.  George is predeceased by his beloved wife of 60 years Marjorie J (nee Paccione) and his dear grandson Michael and granddaughter Courtney.  Devoted father of Gina Hennessey and her deceased husband Gerry of Norwood, Stephen and his wife Lisabeth of Oakland, George and his wife Eileen of Norwood, Susan Sullivan and her husband Timothy of Norwood, and Michael and his wife Mary, also of Norwood.  Adored grandfather of Stephen, George, K.C., Daniel, Nicole, Emily, Lauren, Ashley, Ryan and Mason.  Loving brother-in-law of Carmel and Herman Dreichler of Tamarac, FL, Joan Paccione of Norwood and Michael and Marie Paccione of Toms River.

George was an adoring husband and father. His family meant everything to him. Born and raised in Greenwich Village by his parents, Vito and Anna Leocata, George was a graduate of Commerce High School. He served in the military from 1945 -1947. He and his wife Marjorie met while working at Zenith Radio Corporation in NYC. After getting married in 1953, they lived in Bergenfield and Greenwich Village and finally settled in Norwood in 1959. After working many years at Zenith as an audiologist and hearing aid salesman, George became President of Zenex Hearing Aids. He was also an accomplished furniture upholsterer and drapery maker. He enjoyed vacationing with his family. Most of all, George loved being with Marjorie, his children and grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday 10:00 AM at Immaculate Conception RC Church, Norwood with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY.  Visiting hours are Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale.  Memorial donations to Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth, Development Center, PO Box 476, Convent Station, NJ 07961 would be greatly appreciated.