The Obit For Ronnie Leandri

Ronald Leandri

Published in the Times Leader on 7/15/2008

Ronald A. Leandri, 73, of the Hilldale section of Plains Township, died Sunday afternoon at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital after suffering a heart attack.

Born in Hilldale, he was a son of the late Anthony and Genevieve McCofski Leandri. He was a graduate of Plains Memorial High School and attended Wilkes College, Wilkes-Barre. He was employed as a Courier for Wilkes-Barre General Hospital until his retirement. Ronnie was a former Pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals farm team and was a member of the Plains Hall of Fame, the Itlo Club, Hilldale, Plains American Legion, Joseph E. Conlon Post 558, The Polish American Veterans, and the Hudson Serviceman’s Club.

He was preceded in death by his son, Ronald.

Surviving are his wife, the former Patricia Langdon; sister Sylvia Gall and her husband, Bill, California, stepson Edward Rehrig, Wisconsin; nieces Elissa and Tamara.
Family and friends are invited to a graveside service, which will be held at the Italian Independent Cemetery, West Wyoming, at a time to be announced. There will be no calling hours.

Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Arrangements by the Corcoran Funeral Home, 20 South Main Street, Plains. Online condolences may be made at