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Leo JR Grimone
December 15, 1936 ~ May 31, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Leo "JR" Grimone Jr., 86, of Emporium, PA passed away at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA early Wednesday morning (May 31, 2023). He was born December 15, 1936 in Emporium, PA a son of the late Leo and Ida Razey Grimone. He married the late Francis Geelen Mix and later Elaine Talbott Barnett.
JR graduated from Emporium High School and then from Williamsport Technical School. He owned and operated Bucktail Broadcasting Corp. until 1992 he then owned and operated North Creek Farms along with Curt Fuenffinger. He is survived by two daughters, Terri Grimone and Betty Grimone, both of Emporium; two sons, Leo Grimone, III (Jana), McKinney, TX and Robert Mix (Kim Hamilton), Boalsburg, PA; two step-sons, Eric Barnett, Bradford and Michael Barnett (Valerie), Treasure Lake; eight grandchildren; Kerri, Jamie, Kyle, Curtis, Ricky, Nathan, Jay, and Brett. Eight great grandchildren; two brothers, Sam Grimone (Nancy), Saranac Lake, NY and Michael Grimone (Carol), Chautauqua, NY; brother-in-law, David Cobbler, Essex Junction, VT; sister-in-law, Margaret Grimone, Emporium; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wives he was preceded in death by daughter, Margret Mix Summers; two sons, Richard and Donald Mix; grandson, Cole LaBrozzi; step son, Chris Barnett; brother, William Grimone and a sister, Patricia Cobbler,
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E 4th St., Emporium, PA on Friday from 4:00-7:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (June 3, 2023) at 10:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, 419 N. Broad St., Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834