Age 89, a resident of Cochranton, formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at the Meadville Medical Center. He was born on September 24, 1930, in Pittsburgh, the son of the late Samuel and Ursula (Macuilskas) Bacvinskas. Prior to retirement, he was employed as an auto mechanic by Yellow Cab (now Z Trip). Leo was an Army veteran, serving in Germany during the Korean War and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and American Veterans. Leo was well known for his love of his camp, which became his primary residence after retirement. He especially enjoyed having his children and grandchildren with him and grandma at camp. He was notorious for permitting the grandchildren to blow bubbles in the house when they were young. He loved to fish with his son, being outside cutting grass and trimming trees. When his chores were finished, he enjoyed sitting by the fire and having a few of his favorite beverages. He also enjoyed going to yard sales and auctions. He is survived by his loving wife, Rose Marie; children, Arlene Saltsman, Barbara A. Bacvinskas, and Leo J. "Butch" Bacvinskas, Jr. (Barbara M.); grandchildren, Heidi Munoz, Gary Saltsman, Jr., Ashlee Bacvinskas, and Aaron Bacvinskas; brother of William Bacvinskas, Donna Barch, Virginia Bates, and the late George Bush, Albert Bacvinskas, Mary Hawrylak, and Anna Wilson. Friends received Friday 6-8 PM. October 25, in Thomas J. Gmiter Funeral Home, Inc. 2323 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh. Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Adalbert Church, Prince of Peace Parish on Saturday, October 26, at 10:00 AM. (EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH.) In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars or American Veterans.
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