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Obituary for Edna Leonardi (Markow)

Edna D. Leonardi, 94, of Erie, passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, February 13, 2022.

She was born in Erie on August 20, 1927, a daughter of the late Trofyn and Anna (Bohacz) Markow.

Edna graduated from East High School. Early in her marriage, Edna and her husband, Rinaldo Leonardi Sr., owned and operated apartment houses in Erie. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and working outdoors. Edna was an avid reader and had an extensive collection of cookbooks. She could cook anything and everything. She was involved in community projects, including PTA and March of Dimes. She also attended many regional craft shows.

In addition to her parents, Edna was preceded in death by her husband, Rinaldo Leonardi Sr., daughter, Sharon Leonardi, brothers, Steven Markow Sr. and John Markow, and her sister, Lorraine Groenendaal.

She is survived by her son, Ron Leonardi (Sue) of Millcreek, daughter, Renee Leonardi-Robinson of California, and two granddaughters, Tiffany Britton (Tim) of Erie and Desiree Leonardi of San Antonio, Texas, and a niece, Patricia Rarick of Erie.

Friends may call on Thursday at the Kloecker Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 2502 Sassafras St., Erie, Pa., 16502, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday at the funeral home at 11 a.m. followed by the burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Send condolences to