Leon D. Tears, 71, of Branchport passed away at home Saturday, July 29, 2017.

Following Leon’s wishes, a private graveside service will be held in Branchport Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Leon was born Dec. 3, 1945, the son of Ralph and Frieda Newby Tears. He graduated from Penn Yan Academey, served in the United States Army, and worked as a carpenter. He is survived by his mother, Frieda N. Cramer; three brothers, Elwin (Sarah) Tears, Edward Tears, and Larry Tears; one sister, Sylvia (Larry) Ansley; a half sister, Gerda (Bill) Smith; step brothers, Larry Cramer, Ron Cramer, Don Cramer, Bob Cramer, and Rich Grout; stepsisters, Shirley (Steve) Carter, Phyllis (Max) Coley, and Karen (Jeff) Kennon.

Leon was predeceased by his wife, Michele; a brother, Oliver; father, Ralph; and stepfather, Ronald Cramer.