A memorial service for Floyd Leary will be held on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at St. Simons Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28, in the Club House at Marsh’s Edge on St. Simons Island. Mr. Leary died at The Retreat Marsh’s Edge following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Leary was born on July 12, 1925, in Brookhaven, Miss., son of Robert Dudley Leary Sr. and Bessie Elna Pitts Leary. He graduated from Brookhaven High School and attended Michigan State University before graduating from Emory University in 1949. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He served in the United States Army Air Force from 1944-45. Mr. Leary retired as an insurance executive having worked for Mutual of New York and American Security Insurance Company. In his retirement years, he enjoyed fishing and travelling to Keeneland and Saratooga horseracing meets.
Mr. Leary was predeceased by his parents; his brothers, John Lewis Leary, Robert Dudley Leary Jr. and Harold Leary; and his sister, Katherine Leary Roberts of Brookhaven, Miss. He is survived by Mary Jo Farmer Leary, his wife of 60 years (June 6, 1953), and their three children, Linda Cherniavsky and her husband Fyodor, John Leary and his wife Karen Meadows and Lisa Leary. He leaves behind two grandchildren, James Leary and Mary Kate Leary.
The family wished to express gratitude to Diane Flowers, housekeeper, and Bright Star and The Retreat at Marsh’s Edge caregivers for their attentive and loyal service to Mr. Leary’s care.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers gifts may be made to the Emory University Eye Center, Emory University, Office of Gift Records, 1762 Clifton Road, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30322 or Alzheimer’s of Glynn/ Brunswick Inc., 2803 Sherwood Drive, Brunswick, Georgia 31520.
Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home have assisted the family with arrangements.