ALLEGANY John A. Leikam, of 4115 South 9 Mile Road, Valley View Estates, lot 123, formerly of Arkwright, N.Y., passed away Monday, May 20, 2013, at the Absolut of Allegany, following a short illness.
John was born March 7, 1925, in LaJunta, Colo., and was a son of George A. and Goldie May Staley Leikam. He was formerly married to Jeanne Hengel. On Feb. 14, 1997, in Benson, Ariz., he married Mary Emma Jones, who survives.
John served in the Army from June 6, 1945, to Dec. 1, 1946. He was a ranch hand at several different ranches out west. John also worked at Dowcraft in Jamestown, where he retired from. During this time he also established a white face Hereford beef farm in Arkwright. John was artistic person. He also enjoyed playing horseshoes, shooting pool, bowling, working on the farm. He loved horses and was an amateur rodeo cowboy.
Along with his loving wife, John is survived by: two sons: Carson J. (Beverly nee Fadale) Leikam, Jamestown; and Marvin G. (Charlotte nee Young) Leikam, Tacoma, Wash.; a daughter, Jessica J. Car-reras, Forestville; four grandchildren: Kyle Leikam, Jason Allen Leikam and Tracy Leikam and Andrew J. Carreras; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Georgina Lillian Avara, Alamogordo, N.M.; and several nieces and nephews.
John was predeceased by: a daughter, Audrey Leikam on March 15, 1995; a brother, Edward Leikam; and a son-in-law, Felix Carreras Jr. on June 12, 2002.
Friends will be received Friday, May 24, 2013, at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at which time a funeral service will be held. The Rev. Terry Jenks, pas-tor of the Hinsdale Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be at the Cherry Creek Cemetery, Cherry Creek, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Associ-ation, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049. On-line condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com.