1951 - 2011
C. Palma, 59, of Rome,
March 5, 2011 at Rome Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Rome, N.Y.
on September 19, 1951, son of the late, Carl
"Carp" and Anna DiCerbo
Palma. Leo graduated from Rome
Class of 1970, and the served with the U.S.
Army from 1973-75. On
1979, he married Julie Merchant. Leo was an
employee of the Air Force
Laboratory at Rome.
He was a member of St. John the Baptist Church and former
member of the
Toccolana Club and St.
besides his wife,
Julie, are three daughters and a son-in-law,
Nicole Palma, Rome, Julie
and fiance Mitchell Shaw, Oswego, Elizabeth
and Jarred Cornwell,
sister, Trude Palma, St. Louis, Mo.; three
brothers and sisters-in-law,
and Sue Palma, Fairmont, W.Va., Joe and Jo-Ann
Palma, Fairport, N.Y.,
Michelle Palma, DePere, Wisc.; his
mother-in-law, Theresa Merchant,
surviving are sisters-in-law and
brothers-in-law, Sue Buchanan,
Calif., Jim and Lucy Merchant, Rome, Patricia
and James Staple,
David and Cindy Merchant, Sam Merchant,
Theresa and Ron Adsit, all of
several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great
nieces, great nephews and
cousins. He was predeceased by his parents and
a brother, John Palma.
services will be
held on Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. from the
Nicholas J. Bush Funeral Home,
W. Court St., and at St.
John the Baptist Church
at 10:00 a.m. Burial will
St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call at the
funeral home on Tuesday
p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John
the Baptist Church Memorial
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I liked Leo
because he was kind while other teenagers had
a tendency toward cruel
If he ever
saw me hitch-hiking he'd always pick me up.
I'll miss him. May his
memory be eternal. - Steve Miroy
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is with great sorrow
that the Fabrication section announces the
passing of our
co-worker Leo C. Palma on March 5, 2011. Leo
has worked for the
federal government for over 30 years and
will be greatly missed by us