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“Well Poppy Hard to believe a whole year has gone by...Miss you every day. I know you are watching over us - I can feel you at my side. ”
1 of 31 | Posted by: Kathy Killam - Allen Park, MI

“To Kathy, Mrs. Leja and all of the family, I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
2 of 31 | Posted by: Anne Stol - Allen Park, MI

Julie & Justin's Wedding - June 2008 “Grand March Julie & Justin's Wedding - June 2008 ”
3 of 31 | Posted by: Claire & Phil Zepeda - Ann Arbor, MI

“We are deeply sorry for the loss of Fred to all of his family. ”
4 of 31 | Posted by: Gerry & David Kowalski - Cousin

“Fred will truly be missed by everyone who knew him, and everyone who knew him loved him because he was such a kind and caring person. We will keep...Read More »
5 of 31 | Posted by: Gerry & David Kowalski - AR

“To the family I am sorry for loss. My parents and Freds parents were friends. As a child I rember going to visit them and watching one of the first...Read More »
6 of 31 | Posted by: Celeste Solak White

“On behalf of my late mother, Carol Herdon, my family wants to express our deepest condolences on the loss of your loved one. May you find comfort in...Read More »
7 of 31 | Posted by: Carol Holly - Allen Park, MI

“To the Leja Family, So sorry for your loss. I always will remember Fred's smile and laugh. He was also the BEST Grand March leader EVER!!!!! Our...Read More »
8 of 31 | Posted by: Sheri Figlan (Kowalski) - MI

“Dear Genevieve I am so sorry to hear of Fred's passing. I remember all of the hours you spent patiently waiting in Dr. Krevsky's office... and...Read More »
9 of 31 | Posted by: Linda Compora - Monroe, MI

“He was a good man who left many of us with fond memories we will never forget. He will sincerely be missed. Gary and Kristin Black ...Read More »
10 of 31 | Posted by: Gary Black - Godson

“Genevieve and family: It's a long Polish tradition to sing "Stollat, stollat, jia jia jia nom" on one's birthday. No doubt family has sung this...Read More »
11 of 31 | Posted by: Claire & Phil Zepeda - Ann Arbor, MI

“My husband Matt and I were honored to have Fred lead the Grand March at our wedding. Our friends still talk about the fun they had "marching through...Read More »
12 of 31 | Posted by: Lindsay David Zuska - Hollywood, FL

“Aunt Jenny, Ken, Greg, Brian, Randy and Kathy - We are so sad to hear about Uncle Freddie's passing. Our fondest memories include his leading the...Read More »
13 of 31 | Posted by: Brenda Furiga - Wexford, PA

“Papa,I have had so many great memories with you. I really remember when we were going to Ohio- you and grandma were in the front, and me and katie...Read More »
14 of 31 | Posted by: Rahael Killam - Allen Park, MI

“Freddie .All the days at Assumption, my dropping in to see you and your parents on 32nd, walking over to Boy's Club and having you play pranks in the...Read More »
15 of 31 | Posted by: Joe Wisniewski - Livonia, MI

“Dear Leja Family - Thinking of you all in the loss of your father and grandfather and wishing there were words that could take away your sadness. ...Read More »
16 of 31 | Posted by: The Woloszyk Family - Bluffton, SC

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Fred Leja. What a wonderful example he was as a husband, father and grandfather to his family. I...Read More »
17 of 31 | Posted by: Dana & Teresa Leja - Las Vegas, NV

“Dear Jen, We are in shock. Fred was doing so well after the hospital ordeal. Donald is back in the nursing/rehab center to get strong enough to...Read More »
18 of 31 | Posted by: Betty and Don Hramiec - Livermore, CA

“"...but no matter how hard death tries, it can't separate people from love. It can't take away our memories either." Forever in my heart. I love you...Read More »
19 of 31 | Posted by: Katelyn Leja - Granddaughter

“Fred was one of my first cousins to whom I looked for defining what it meant to be a proud descendant of Polish heritage. To this day, although its...Read More »

“Our deapest condolences. We will miss Fred. We have had many good memories with the Leja family. Love to you all. Judy and Ron Ruff ”
21 of 31 | Posted by: Judy and Ron Ruff - Sarasota, FL

“To all of Fred Leja's loving family, We are so sorry that you have all lost a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and know that a man...Read More »
22 of 31 | Posted by: Dennis, Kathy and Ryan Black

“Dear Family, I did not have the pleasure of knowing your father but I do want to express my deepest sympathy to you all. May God Bless you all and...Read More »
23 of 31 | Posted by: Dennis J Ruff - Eatonton, GA

“"The legacy of a great man is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example" Papa, you will be missed but never forgotten ”
24 of 31 | Posted by: Steve - Grandson

“Ms. Ginny and Family, Thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this very difficult time. I am so heartbroken with the news of Mr. Fred's passing...Read More »
25 of 31 | Posted by: Mary Trahan

“Dear Jen and Family As the family Patriarch, Fred made every wedding special with the leading of the grand march. He will be missed by all. ...Read More »
26 of 31 | Posted by: Don and Aurie Black - Cousins

“I just loved working with Fred. His sense of humor and mischief making made the days go so fast. Rest in Peace..... ”
27 of 31 | Posted by: Judi Hoener

“Jenny & family, I feel blessed to have known Fred. He was a special person. He always had a smile on his face and made my days at work seem...Read More »
28 of 31 | Posted by: Jeanie Sheets Ashley - Friend

“My sharing memories is the legacy he left behind through his family. I was very fortunate to have coached Nick/Tim at Southgate Anderson H.S. while I...Read More »
29 of 31 | Posted by: Tony Mifsud - Allen Park, MI

“Dear Jenny and Family: We are so sorry for your loss. Fred was a great man of good character and great Faith in the Lord. He will me terribly...Read More »
30 of 31 | Posted by: Gene and Dorothy Hlavacek - IL

“We were honored to be a part of Fred's life...and to share so many of his Singing Sergeant's memories...he will be dearly missed by many. Hold on to...Read More »
31 of 31 | Posted by: Roland and Carol Ann Owens - MI

Leja, Fred, age 80, Nov. 21, 2010, of Allen Park, Michigan. Beloved husband of Genevieve. Loving father of Kenneth (Linda), Greg (Kathy), Brian (Robin), Randy (Shiela) and Kathy (Dean) Killam. Also survived by his grandchildren Daniel, Timothy (Rachel), Nicholas, Julie (Justin), Matthew (Kelly), Steven (Melissa), Jason (Jackie), Kristen, Jacob, Katelyn, Rachael, Anthony and his great grandson Benjamin. Contributions in memory of Fred's life may be for memorial Masses to be said at the Parish of your choice.