Leiber Monte

Leiber John Monte

1927 - 2011

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MONTE Leiber John "Lee" Age 84 formerly of Burdett NY and Elmira NY and recently residing at the Bath VA Nursing Home where he passed away on Tuesday December 27, 2011. Leiber John was born in Wilkes Barre, PA on August 19, 1927 the son of Nicholas and Gaitana Villano Monte. The Monte family moved to Granville Summit PA, where Lee spent his childhood and received his primary education. After the family moved to Elmira, Lee attended and graduated from Southside High School. Leiber served with the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict as a gunner on a B29 bomber crew, and later served in the military police. After an honorable discharge, Lee attended Elmira College and Cornell University, where he earned his accounting degree. Upon his return to Elmira he founded the El Monte Inn which was later owned and operated by his brother Joseph G. Monte. Leiber married the late Francis Parks Monte, and together they operated Leiber's accounting practice, a beef cattle farm in Burdett NY which he called "Hillside Acres", and the former Coach and Carriage grocery in Catherine NY. For much of his life, Leiber was very active in the Democratic Party in Schuyler County, and once ran in the Democratic primary for the NY State Senate against long time local incumbent Senator William Smith of Big Flats NY. Leiber is survived by his sisters Kathryn D. Monte and Paula "Polly" Monte Chapman of Elmira NY, a sister in-law Dorothy Cronk Monte of Horseheads, several nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, and numerous cousins, long-time friends, and comrades at the VA in Bath NY. He is predeceased by his beloved parents, Nicholas and Gaitana Villano Monte, his sisters Lucy Neidszwski, Manuella Muccigrosso, Carmella "Millie" Colton, and Antoinette "Toni" Monte, and by his brother Joseph G. Monte. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Leiber's Memorial Services on Saturday January 14 , 2012 at 1 PM at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS , NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Monte. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery in Wilkes Barre , PA at the convenience of the family. The family wishes to acknowledge with gratitude the extraordinary care and love given to Leiber during his stay at The Bath VA Nursing Home by his doctors and the entire medical staff. Those wishing may remember Leiber may do so through memorials to The Resident Activities Fund C/O The Bath VA Nursing Home Bath , NY 14810.
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