Obituary of Quintley H. Leamer
RIPLEY - Quintley H. Leamer, 90, of Rt. 76, Ripley, NY, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at home with his family by his side following an extended illness.
Quintley was born on December 16, 1929, in Burnside, Pennsylvania, the youngest of 15 children born to the late John W. and Laura (Stahl) Leamer.
Quintley had been a member of the Civil Air Patrol in 1945 during WW II and moved to Chautauqua County many years ago from Pennsylvania. He had been an Operating Engineer for the IUOOE, Local 17 of Buffalo, NY for many years where he operated heavy equipment and had worked on the construction of the NYS Thruway (I-90), Interstate 86 and the Pennsylvania Section of I-90. He had also owned and operated his own Combine business. Quintley was an avid bowler, who bowled at North East Lanes and was Life Member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #118 of Westfield. Quintley enjoyed being a small farmer and loved working on vintage cars and tractors. He was a proud and humble man who loved his family.
Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Louise (Baum) Leamer, whom he married on September 10, 1948; his 2 sons, John Leamer and Robert (Bonnie) Leamer as well as his 3 daughters, Linda (Bob) Best, Kathleen Taft and Jeanne (Gary) Irvin and his son in law William (late Donna) Mallette. 17 Grandchildren, 25 Great Grandchildren and 4 Great Great Grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his son, Dale Leamer, his daughter Donna Mallette, his Great Grandson, Ethan Aiken and by his 11 brothers, James, Aaron, Warren, Eugene, Raymond, Harold, Cecil, John Sr., Thomas, Delmont and Ralph Leamer and by his 3 sisters, Mae Baum, Gertrude Westover and Lillian Doane.
Due to current restrictions on public gatherings, no visitation will be observed. Private burial will be in East Ripley Cemetery with Rev. Michael Grove officiating. A memorial service may be announced when restrictions are lifted.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Quintley's memory may be made to Charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, NY 14787
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