Leo R. Haight

Lewis "Leo" R. Haight, 66, of 5 Iroquois Drive, Bradford, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2023, at his home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

Born September 18, 1957, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Henry Jackson and Rose (Zimbicki) Haight.

He was a 1975 graduate of Bradford Area High School.

On August 4, 2012, in Bradford, he married Toni L. (Lundy) Haight who survives.

After high school Leo worked several jobs in the construction trade, he spent a number of years working concrete precast work and as a construction laborer for Kessel Construction. After an injury from a 27’ fall he transitioned to a job at Case Cutlery, over the 27 years he spent at Case, Leo hand finished thousands of knives and eventually retired running the wash tanks.

In his free time, Leo devoted himself to doing whatever his family was doing, spending as much time as possible with them over doing something for himself.  In the rare occasions when he would take time to himself Leo loved hunting, fishing, woodworking, and gardening.  During the summers he would spend weekends at the lake with family and always loved seeing his granddaughter Henley and spending time with her.  Leo was a selfless person that went out of his way to help anyone in need.  He will be missed dearly by everyone that knew him.

Surviving in addition to his wife Toni, of 11 years, is one daughter, Jacey (Cheyenne Wheatley) Duzick, of Olean, NY, two sons, Erick (Sami) Duzick, of Coudersport, and  Christopher Haight, of Bradford, one granddaughter, Henley Forness, one sister, Veronica "Ronnie" Smoker, of Emporium, one brother, Dave (Debbie) Haight, of Bradford, five sisters-in-law, Jean Porter, of Rock Hill, SC, Carole (Nick) Troupe & Georgia (David) Goodwin, of Coudersport, Leta (Mike) Brimmer, of Harrison Valley, and Rachelle (Roger) Kellogg, of Shinglehouse, three brothers-in-law, Tom (Sharon) Lundy, of Shinglehouse, Bruce Lundy, of Ulysses, Eddie (Rachal) Lundy of Oswayo, and one mother-in-law, Carole Lundy, of Oswayo. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Lynn Stover, and father-in-law, Edward Lundy.

Family will receive Leo's friends on Sunday November 26, 2023, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 33 South Avenue.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Roswell Cancer Institute, 665 Elm Street, Buffalo NY14203.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

 

HOLLENBECK-CAHILL Funeral Home

33 South Avenue • Bradford, PA 16701

All Condolences -

My thoughts and prayers are with you and ~ Strength, Peace & Guidance sent your way. Much love ??
— ELIZABETH CONFAIR

RIP may your love live on. So special to everyone! So grateful to have worked with you! And your wonderful wife!
— Stewart

Toni, So sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. Sending much love and prayers your way
— Brenda K Blauser

So Sorry for your loss Toni. I didn''t talk to Leo a lot, but whenever I did, he was very cordial, and easy to talk to.
— Scott Freer

I grew up with Leo in Mt. Alton. A great kid. He could always make you laugh. He will be missed.
— MICHAEL GATES

So sorry for your loss Toni. Keeping you and your family in my heart and in my prayers.
— Cindy Greek

Toni, I am thinking of you in this hard time. I am so sorry for you loss. Keeping you in my thoughts.
— Amy Vleminckx

I will miss all the hikes we went on, checking the chicken coop, playing kick ball in the back yard but most of all i will miss you uncle Leo, you will never be forgotten love you always
— Alyssa A Johnson

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
— Deb and Paul Swanson

So sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Leo was a great guy and will be missed by many.
— Todd and Kris Johnson

Our condolences to your family! He was a great patient and will be missed!??
— Blake Dentistry

Toni, I am so so sorry for your loss and family''s loss. Leo was such a nice man. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs. Billie Jo
— Billie Jo Graves

My deepest condolences to you and your family, Toni.
— Jody

Dave and Debbi Haight , I am very sorry for the loss of Leo. He was a great guy. Ran with him for quite a while in younger years. May not make it to visitation, but will try. Again very sorry for your loss
— Steve Larkham

Leo, You was like a brother to me, thanks for all the memories. The kids will miss you, especially Waylon. We love you
— Ed Lundy

You sure will be missed by all of us in South Carolina! We will always remember the good things you have done. Toni we love you and our hearts go out to you. Jean and kids
— Jean Porter

So sorry to hear about Leo. My condolences to his family. I have memories of Leo as a child coming down in the summer to visit. He was a sweet kid.
— Amy Zimbicki Seech

So very sorry for your loss
— Sylvia McCutcheon (Chelsea‚Äôs mom)

I am so sorry Toni for you and your families loss.. leo was a great man to work with.
— Melissa

Our hearts are with you Toni and Kids. Prayers, Blessings, and love to you all.
— Leta and Mike Brimmer

We will miss your kind heart and beautiful smile <3 You were truly one of a kind <3 Love, David and Georgia
— Georgia L Goodwin

Condolences

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and ~ Strength, Peace & Guidance sent your way. Much love ??

    — ELIZABETH CONFAIR
  • RIP may your love live on. So special to everyone! So grateful to have worked with you! And your wonderful wife!

    — Stewart
  • Toni, So sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. Sending much love and prayers your way

    — Brenda K Blauser
  • So Sorry for your loss Toni. I didn''t talk to Leo a lot, but whenever I did, he was very cordial, and easy to talk to.

    — Scott Freer
  • I grew up with Leo in Mt. Alton. A great kid. He could always make you laugh. He will be missed.

    — MICHAEL GATES