Leo T. Sawyko



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Sawyko, Leo T. Greece: June 16, 2010 at age 98. Predeceased by his wives, Margaret Sawyko(the mother of his children), Dorothy Sawyko & Catherine Sawyko; daughter Stephanie Barker. He is survived by hi children, Leon (Anne) Sawyko, Theodore Sawyko & Paul Mary Jo) Sawyko; son-in-law, Robert Barker; grandchildren, Bridget (Michael) DelPlato, Barbara Barker, Paula Barker, Anne Margaret Barker, Mary (Michael) Steblein, Leon (Carol Franck) Sawyko III, Margaret (Milton) Allen, Elizabeth (Jeffrey) Wheeler, Jaime (Eli) Koppel, John Sawyko, Megan (Robert) Ruller, Joseph Sawyko & Emily Sawyko; 12 great-grandchildren; niece, Sandra Solley; many dear friends. After graduating from Albany Law School in 1935, Leo was a lawyer for the U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration & Naturalization Service, served as Monroe County Tax Foreclosure Attorney and Town Attorney for the Town of Greece from 1960-1970, all while maintaining a private practice. Leo retired to Dunedin Florida in 1977 and returned to Rochester in 2002. Friends may call Friday, 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, Greece Chapel, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated, Saturday 10 A.M. at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 5000 Mt. Read Blvd. Interment will follow Mass in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Leo T. Sawyko Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Albany Law School, 80 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208-3494 (www.AlbanyLaw.edu)


  1. Karen T. Goossen on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Mr. & Mrs. Leon Sawyko (Anne) and Sawyko Families I wish to express my sincere sympathy on your recent lost of your Dad. It was a pleasure meeting your Dad and having had the opportunity to actually work with him on an estate. My prayers are with you and your families. Peace be with you. Karen

  2. Margaret Begley Vachher on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Leon- I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember your Dad so well. Every day while Stephany & I were in high school, he picked me up & drove us to Nazareth Academy. How I appreciated his door to door service! To this day, I tell people, how kind that was of him. I remember him as an interesting man & of course, a great Republican & your Dad & Mom, both telling me when I grew up that I would realize how I should not be a Democrat, but a Republican- many years ago, I agreed with them! My thoughts & prayers are with you & the whole family. Margaret

  3. JOHN C GEISLER on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    my sincerest prayers and condolences to the Sawyko family. I remember Leo as a good, decent and caring man and a professional who served our community with great integrity and was always willing to listen. i remember his smile and laught too. God blessed us all with having Leo in our lives.

  4. Ruth Phinney on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To Mr. Theodore Sawyko, So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. I am so glad that we were able to provide Reachout Radio to him over the past several months. May you receive comfort from family, friends and wonderful memories, at this difficult time. Our Sympathies, Ruth Phinney & the volunteer readers

  5. Amy Mohr on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To the Wonderful Family of ‘Pop’ Sawyko: May your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead. I will always remember BIG family get togethers ‘at the lake’, and how happy Pop always was to see everyone there. Love Amy

  6. Solley family on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    We are very sorry hear of your loss.Our deepest condolences to the sawyko family.Uncle Leo will be forever in our hearts and in our prayers. Bobby,Dawn ,Sandra Solley

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