Leo F. “Nipper” Heaphy, 71

Leo F. "Nipper" Heaphy
Leo F. "Nipper" Heaphy

Leo F. “Nipper” Heaphy, 71, fo Phoenix, NY, died on Tuesday July 5, 2011.

Born in Syracuse, to his late parents, Thomas & Leona (Delaney) Heaphy. A graduate of J. C. Birldlebough High School, Phoenix. Later an Army Reservist. Nipper worked for New Venture Gear Co., Syracuse, retiring in 2001. He was a former assistant chief for Palermo Vol. Fire Dept.; a driver for Meals on Wheels; assisted at St. John’s Church food pantry.

Surviving are his loving wife of 47 years, Karen E. (Flood) Heaphy; four daughters, Tammy (Brian) Woodard, April Warner, Robyn (Frank) Mc Cann, Wendy (Mark) Raulli; two brothers, Thomas Heaphy and James (Pat) Heaphy; 11 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

A memorial church mass will be on Saturday July 9, at 11:30 am at St. John’s Church, 8290 Soule Rd., Liverpool, NY 13090. Leo’s body was donated to science.

Contributions: Meals on Wheels, C/O Oswego County Opportunities, Inc., 239 Onedia St., Fulton, NY 13069.

Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, has arrangements.