In memory of
Pedro Rene LEON
LEON, Pedro Rene age 84, of Tampa, FL, peacefully passed away at home on October 16, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Cuba, the youngest of eight siblings, to the late Pedro and Maria Victoria Leon. Pedro, his wife and infant daughter fled to Tampa from Cuba in the early 1960's, reuniting with his young son who was sent to Tampa months prior. Starting with nothing, Pedro and his wife, Julia worked tirelessly, sacrificed continually, and persevered thru many setbacks. Eventually they opened their own sod company, Leon and Son Sod Company, which is still a successful business today. P. Rene is survived by: Julia, his devoted wife of 70 years; son, Pedro Rene and wife, Olga; daughter, Maria J. Leon; grandchildren, Alicia Rivera and husband, Raul, P. Rene Leon III, and Alexandria Bishop; great-granddaughter, Valentina Rivera; extended family and numerous friends. A visitation will be held from 5-9 pm with a service at 7:30 pm, Friday, October 21 at Boza and Roel Funeral Home, 4730 N. Armenia Avenue, Tampa. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 am, Saturday, October 22, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1711 E. 11th Avenue, in Tampa. Entombment will follow at Garden on Memories Cemetery also in Tampa. Those who wish may make memorial donations to the American Heart Association (at www.heart.org ) or to LifePath Hospice (at www.chaptershealth.org ). www.bozaroel.com
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