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Leo Edward Odell

By Joshua Smith

Clyde - Leo Edward Odell, 92, of Clyde, formerly of Alabama, passed away Wednesday, (December 5, 2012) at the VA Medical Center, in Syracuse.

Mr. Odell was born October 1, 1920 in Alabama, a son of the late Allie and Hattie (Pattison) Odell.

Leo served his country honorably with the Army during WWII in the Pacific Theatre. He loved to go to church and was a member of the Christ Community Church in Clyde and a longtime member of the Genesee Country Church in Oakfield.

He was an Alabama Town Councilman for 20 plus years. Leo was also a member of the Oddfellow and Rebekah lodge, a lifetime member of the Alabama Volunteer Fire Dept., and the American Legion. He greatly loved animals and enjoyed fishing, reading, gardening, and spending time with his grandchildren. Leo will be remembered for his smile.

He is the husband of the late Betty (Schlagenhauf) Odell.

Mr. Odell is survived by his son, David (Rebecca) Odell of Clyde, grandsons, Andrew (Chriss) Odell of Maryland, NY, Judson (fiance Ioana Radoi) Odell of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Zachary (Marcy) Odell of Honeoye Falls. A brother, Richard (Duella) Odell of Akron, and 6 great-grandchildren also survive.

Along with his wife, Leo is preceded in death by a brother, Alvin (late Cora) Odell.

Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield. Leo’s Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Genesee Country Church, Drake Street, Oakfield. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Christ Community Church Building Fund, 27 West Genesee Street Clyde, NY 14433. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu at a later date. Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at

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