Archive for Wednesday, September 20, 2000

Leo B. Serrato

September 20, 2000


Graveside services and inurnment for Leo B. Serrato, 85, Baldwin City, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City.

Mr. Serrato died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born April 15, 1915 at Douglas, Arizona, the son of Dario and Mary (Perea) Serrato. He graduated from the Belvidere High School in Los Angeles, Calif.

He worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad in California for many years before working as a painter. He retired in 1973.

On October 23, 1954 he married Nealie M. Craig in Carson City, Nevada. They were married over forty-five years before her death on January 19, 2000.

Mr. Serrato moved from Portola, Calif. to Baldwin City in 1999. He was a member of the Sign Display Local 510 painters union in California. He attended the Wheatland Church of Christ in Lawrence.

Survivors include two daughters, Ruth Piper, Baldwin City, and Pansy Bishop, Alvin, Texas; two sisters, Mary Hojas, Oakland, Calif., and Monica Loya, Sunnyvale, Calif; three brothers, Raymond Serrato, El Paso, Texas, Paul Serrato, San Leandro, Calif. and Dario Jr. Serrato, Gulfport, Miss.; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Christina; one son, Robert; his wife, Nealie; one step-son, Jerry Craig; two brothers, Rufus and Albert Serrato; and two sisters, Emily Guajardo and Deloris Murgia.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association and may be sent in care of the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

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