Leon P. DeSantis

Times Up For the Meter Man


Leon P. DeSantis, 88 of Washington died Saturday-August 11, 2018 in Manor Care Health Services, Peters Twp. following a brief illness.  He was born January 5, 1930 in West Hartford, Connecticut.  In the 1950’s and 1960’s Mr. DeSantis DJ’d with Porky Chadwick at Willow Beach swimming pool.  He was also a professional diver and roller skater.  Mr. DeSantis went on to serve in the United States Army from 1952 until 1960 during the Korean War where he was wounded in action.  He received the Purple Heart and was honorably discharged.  Mr. DeSantis later went on to work for the City of Washington for 44 years as the parking meter man.  He loved working for the City of Washington and took great pride in his profession.  Mr. DeSantis was very active in the community and when the City needed him he was always there.  He was a member of Moose Lodge # 22, loved baseball and fishing with his friends.  Mr. DeSantis also enjoyed going to flea markets on the weekend.  Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.  He will be dearly missed.

Mr. DeSantis is survived by a daughter; Christine F. Provance of Washington, three brothers; Gene, John and James, a sister; Christine (Thomas) Belletti, two grandchildren; Justin and Chasity Provance and six great-grandchildren; Naadia, J.R., Kingston, Ashyha, Gabby and Maximus.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by two brothers; Edward and Thomas and by a sister; Shirley.

Friends will be received on Tuesday-August 14, 2018 from 2 P.M. until 6 P.M. the hour of a funeral service in the Warco-Falvo Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson at East Katherine Ave. Washington, S. Timothy Warco, Supervisor/Director, Susan Falvo Warco, Director, S. Timothy Warco II, Director.  Pastor Don Waltermyer, Jr. will officiate.  Entombment will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday-August 15, 2018 at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Mary Mother of the Church Mausoleum, McMurray Pa. All are welcome to attend.  Full military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post # 175 and the United States Army.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.  Condolences may be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com