Jacob M. "Jake" Leister, 83 years of age, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Anna Maria of Aurora. Born in Somerset, Pennsylvania on February 5, 1931, he was the son of the late James and Edna (Emerick) Leister. A longtime Aurora resident, Jake had been employed as a heavy equipment operator for D. & J. Excavating. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and could play many string instruments being self taught. Preceding him in death was his wife Lois (Troutman) Leister and his daughter Linda Rios.
Surviving are his children Jimmy (Doris) Leister, Pam Lancaster and Debbie (Mark) Huntington all of Mantua, Mike Leister, Judy Auth and Candie (Lowell) Moore all of Hiram, Dale (Annette) Leister and Robin Leister both of Aurora and Beverly (Don) Zeigler of Freedom Township, 27 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon at the Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service in Mantua, where procession to the cemetery will form with graveside final resting place to immediately follow at Westlawn Cemetery in Mantua Township. His obituary is at www.greenfamilyfuneralhome.com.
(Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service, 330-274-3145, RC 4-25-14)