Leo A. McGinty, Jr. (Tony) was born on September 17, 1937, in Chicago, Illinois, to Leo Sr. and Madeline Jane McGinty. He passed away on July 30th, at the age of 81, following a fall at the Southern Utah Veterans Home in Ivins, Utah, where he was undergoing physical therapy. He was hospitalized for three weeks in ICU at Dixie Regional Medical Center in St George, Utah. The family wants to thank every individual who cared for him during those very difficult three weeks. They shared their loving and caring spirits both with Tony, his family and friends that were at his bedside.
The family moved to Los Angeles California (El Sereno) so that Leo’s father could begin his career with the Southern Pacific Railroad. Leo attended All Saints Catholic School and graduated in 1956 from Cathedral Catholic High School in Los Angeles. He participated in baseball and track and field activities during high school. He was also active playing American Legion baseball in the local community.
Following his graduation from high school he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served both in Michigan and Greenland. Upon his discharge, he followed in his father’s footsteps and began his own career with the Southern Pacific Railroad. He was a brakeman for the railroad. He was injured on the job and took a medical retirement.
Following his retirement he lived in California and Nevada and most recently in Mesquite, Nevada. He kept very active while residing in Las Vegas, Bullhead City and Mesquite with various volunteer opportunities including the Special Olympics, the Knights of Columbus and many veterans organizations. Leo was also very active with his local Catholic parish, La Virgen de Guadalupe. He was loved and cared about by all that he met, served with and became friends with.
He leaves behind his family and many friends. He is survived by his son, Stephen, his sister, Marjorie Mirabella and his brother John. He also leaves behind a niece and four nephews. Many many friends also we’ll miss him dearly! The family would also like to thank his dear friend, Dolores Bracken, for all the support she has provided.
He has been cremated and internment will take place on Tuesday, September 17th, his 82nd birthday, at 1:20 in the afternoon at the Southern Nevada National Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City, Nevada. For directions, please call them at: (702)486-5923.
Any donations should be made to your favorite charity in Leo’s name.