John G. Leuze, 84, formerly of Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — John G. Leuze, 84, Summerfield, FL, and formerly of Watertown, passed away Dec. 15, 2021, at The Villages Regional Hospital in Florida.

John was born Dec. 28, 1936, in Watertown, the son of the late John E. and Donna (Murphy) Leuze. He was a June 1955 graduate of Immaculate Heart Academy.

On Jan. 18, 1958, he married Margaret Katherine Briceland at Holy Family Church with Rev. Msgr. Albert J. Farrell officiating.

He retired from New York State Department of Transportation on May 6, 1993 as a Civil Engineer in the Design Office after 34 years of service.

John was a parishioner of St. Timothy Catholic Church, The Villages, FL, and a former communicant of Holy Family Church.

He was a Knights of Columbus and enjoyed golfing, gardening, and fishing.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret “Peggy” Briceland Leuze, Summerfield, FL; two daughters, Deborah A. Johnson and husband, Richard, Webster, NY, and Pamela E. Roux and husband, Paul, Baldwinsville, NY; four grandchildren; half brother, David A. Leuze and wife Sandra, Sackets Harbor; step brother Dennis G, Fisher and wife Della, Las Vegas, NV; and a step sister Sharon A. Crescenzi and husband Rocco, Watertown.

He was predeceased by a sister Joan Kearney and a half brother Gary E. Leuze.

A funeral Mass at Holy Family Church and burial in Glenwood Cemetery will take place at the family’s convenience.

Local arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown.

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Donations in his name may be made to St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or a charity of your choice.