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Paul Edward Leary, Jr.

May 25, 1949- February 15, 2023


STURGEON BAY, WI — Paul Edward Leary Jr., 73, of Sturgeon Bay, WI passed away at his home on Feb. 15, 2023.

He was born May 25, 1949 in Indianapol­is, Indiana to Paul and Wilma (Wood) Leary.

Paul graduated from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN where he earned his BS degree in Electrical Engineerin­g. He later earned his MA degree in Public Administra­tion at Indiana University in Indianapol­is.

Paul spent 40 years working as a civil service engineer, supporting military operations for the U. S. Navy and Air Force. From a very young age, Paul enjoyed ham radios and general aviation. His love of flying led him to meet and marry Mary Ann Easterday, his wife of 46 years. Paul was deeply devoted to his family. He was a very proud and active father, grandfathe­r, and brother.

Survivors include his wife Mary Ann; three children, Colleen (Mark) Kinney, Sturgeon Bay; Michelle (Terry) Devitt, Orlando, FL; Matthew (Lindsay) Leary, Niceville, FL; eight grandchild­ren, Claire and Andrew Kinney; Taylor and Morgan Devitt; Grayton, Emma, Ellie and Gaines Leary; six siblings, Pat (Dick) Kennedy, Kathleen Leary, Theresa Leary, Tom Leary, Jackie (Michael) Leary-warsaw, Dan (Jill) Leary; multiple nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Jim Leary.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2023 at St. Mary’s on the Lake Catholic Church in Culver, Indiana. Burial will be in Washington Cemetery. Odom Funeral Home of Culver, IN is assisting the family with arrangemen­ts.

Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangemen­ts in Wisconsin. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Children’s Hospital in Memphis or plant a tree in his memory.

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