Leslie Corey, former pastor

Leslie Corey, 81, of Phoenix, died Sunday, June 9, 2013.

He was born in Fulton to Ernest and Editha (Loomis) Corey and was the youngest of eight children.

He was a licensed minister and pastored the Gilbert Mills Church for many years.

He retired from the Carpenters Union Local 12. He was a long-standing member of the Grace Assembly of God Church in Syracuse.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ruth O’Neill Corey; his children, Annette (William) Procanick of Clinton, N.Y., Sharon (Erik) Flichtbeil of Saratoga Springs, Stephen (Cathy) Corey of Syracuse, and Noreen Corey of Equatorial Guinea, Africa; seven grandchildren, Elissa, Kristin, and Michelle Procanick, Erika (George) Flichtbeil-Young, and Rachel Flichtbeil, Jesse and Jai Corey; two great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Jeremiah Young; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted Saturday, June 29 at 11 a.m. at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix.  Burial will follow the service in Pennellville Cemetery, County Route 54, Pennellville.

There are no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to International Deaf Education Association to benefit Manos Felices (Happy Hands) School for the Deaf, a ministry in Equatorial Guinea, run by Noreen Corey. Please send checks payable to: IDEA, in the memo box indicate “Noreen Corey Project Fund,” c/o IDEA, P.O. Box 20715, Billings, MT 59104.

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