Robert A. “Bob” Leins, 75, formerly of Russell, PA, and a resident of Fairfax, VA, died Sunday evening, November 19, 2017, at his residence. Born on November 30, 1941 in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of the late Clarence and Rita Minor Leins. Bob was a graduate of Kensington High School in Buffalo, NY, and attended Canisius College. He served 3 years active duty in the U.S. Navy and spent time in Erie, PA where he met the love of his life, Judy Stover, and they wed in 1968. They relocated to Warren in 1971 when he purchased the Turner TV & Appliance store. Bob was active in the local business community and was the proud owner and operator of Turner’s for 25 years, retiring in 1996. Following retirement Bob spent time volunteering as a driver for the Disabled Veterans Association and he and Judy loved to spend time with their 10 Grandchildren. He was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church in Warren where he had served as an usher. Bob was also a member of the Warren Knights of Columbus Council, Warren Elks Lodge #223, and was a member and past president of the Conewango Club. An avid golfer, Bob was a member and former board member of the Conewango Valley Country Club. He was also an avid boater and was past president of Warren County Special Olympics.
Bob is survived by 1 Son – Larry Leins and wife, Bethany, of Raleigh, NC; 3 Daughters – Deanna Beyer and husband, Russ of Russell, PA, Brenda Beckett and husband, Mike, of Arlington, VA, Karen Rutland and husband, Taylor, of Herndon, VA; 10 Grandchildren – Jared and Josh Leins, Meg, Andrew and Katie Beyer, Emma, Will and Owen Beckett, Colin and Natalie Rutland; 2 Sisters – Marie LaCorte of Buffalo, NY, and Dorothy Eberhardt and husband, Dick, of W. Seneca, NY; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years – Judith “Judy” Stover Leins, whom he married on May 18, 1968 in Oil City, PA, and who died on October 30, 2013, and 2 stillborn sons.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, on Sunday, November 26, 2017 between 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA, at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 27, 2017 with Fr. Richard Tomasone, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Full military honors will be conducted at the cemetery by members of the Clarendon/Sheffield V.F.W. Funeral Detail and U.S. Navy personnel. Those wishing to place a memorial donation in lieu of flowers may do so to the Saint Joseph’s Catholic School, 600 Penna. Ave. W., Warren, PA 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com