Francis "Leo" Federline, formerly of Amissville, VA, died peacefully with Blue Ridge Hospice in Winchester, VA at the age of 89 on December 24th, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's.
Leo was born January 28, 1927 in Clarksville, MD to parents Mary B. Burroughs and Leonard Federline, both of Ellicott City, MD. He was one of six children, now preceded in death by siblings who have gone before him, James Federline, Elizabeth Mainhart, Kenny Federline, and Johnny Federline. He leaves one surviving sister, Barbara Athey.
Leo is survived by his wife, Alice Elizabeth Slack, formerly of Shellsburg, PA, daughter Kathleen Federline Kelliher and husband John Kelliher of Warrenton, and grandson Kevin Patrick Kelliher and wife, Bethany Dodero Kelliher, of Austin, TX, and daughter Mary Federline Fletcher, and husband, George Latham Fletcher of Marshall, and step-sons, George III., and Jason of Warrenton.
Leo was an avid baseball player for the upper Montgomery County leagues, and an ardent tennis lover on the courts in Washington Grove, MD in his younger years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and retired with 23 years of service with IBM.
He was an avid sports fan, gardener, caretaker of his wife of 63 years, and lover of his daughters. He was deeply loving, caring, faithful, patient, forgiving, optimistic, supportive, and selfless, a true gentlemen, a father figure for all, and a role model for many. A mass will be offered in his memory on Sunday, May 28th at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Warrenton, VA at 12:30. A private family graveside service will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fauquier SPCA, P.O. Box 733, Warrenton, VA 20188, the Alzheimer's Association, or Blue Ridge Hospice.