The Post-Journal

Leo A. Squinn

Leo A. Squinn, 75, of 339 Weeks Street, Jamestown, died at 12:05 a.m. Saturday, October 4, 1986, in Jamestown General Hospital.

He was born May 21, 1911 in Jamestown, a son of Samuel and Mary Felong Sczempka.

Before retiring in 1976, Squinn was employed at Marlin-Rockwell Corporation, Division of TRW, for 43 years. He was educated in Jamestown Public Schools and was a communicant of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church. A past governor of Jamestown Loyal Order of Moose, he was a life member, held the Pilgrim Degree, and was herder for Chautauqua Legion of the Moose. He was also member of Knights of Columbus and its Fourth Degree team. For many years, he served as state conservation deputy of Western New York.

A past president of the Jamestown Oldtimers baseball team, he managed Little League and Babe Ruth League teams and served on the Board of Directors of the Babe Ruth World Series. Squinn was one of the founders and on the Board of Directors of Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame. He was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 1982. In addition, he was past-president of Jamestown Bowling Association and had played football for the Liberty A.C. team.

Surviving are his wife, the former Helen A. McKarsky. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary October 5, 1985. Other survivors are a daughter Barbara Johnson of Bemus Point, a sister Mary Carney of Jamestown, and a brother Joseph Sczempka of San Diego, CA.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Adele Wilkenson, and two brothers, Edward Squinn and John Sczempka.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in SS Peter and Paul Church. The Rev. James Spielman, pastor, and the Rev. Robert Waters, associate pastor, will be co-celebrants. Burial will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Lind Funeral Home where vigil prayers will be at 7 p.m. A Moose Lodge Pilgrim Memorial Service will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Chautauqua Region Community Foundation for the benefit of Little League and Babe Ruth League baseball.


The additional financial assistance of the community is critical to the success of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame. We gratefully acknowledge these individuals and organizations for their generous support.

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