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LEO FREY JULY 21, 1927 OCTOBER 6, 2019 Leo Roy Frey, Holocaust survivor and real estate tycoon dies at 92 at home surrounded by loved ones. He was a humble man who shunned publicity and lived a quiet life. He was born in Cologne, Germany to Lottie Freidenberg and Karl Frey. He came to America as an immigrant with a middle school education in 1947. Leo served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He then become a U.S. citizen, something he was very proud of. He bought his first building in Los Angeles when he was 21, an endeavor that bloomed into a real estate empire. He came to Las Vegas in 1955 to purchase the failing Moulin Rouge, which he turned into a success. This was the beginning of his involvement in commercial, residential, and real estate development over the next 70 years. He developed, bought and sold land, office buildings, houses, and apartments that shaped the landscape not only in Las Vegas, but also Los Angeles, Reno, Tahoe, Oklahoma City and San Diego. He was a brilliant man with great courage and wisdom. Preceding Leo in death are his parents; daughter, Rebecca Frey-Handel; and son, Vincent Frey. He is survived by his loving wife, of 45 years, Patti Frey, whom he cherished; daughters, Shaina Frey and Adina Frey; son, Josh Frey (Jaelyn); grandchildren, Leo and Rosalie Frey; sister, Ruth Maassarani; and brother, Herb Frey. Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, October 11, at Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main Street, Las Vegas, NV, 89101, with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, 1500 N. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, 89101, immediately following. Reception at Pieros, 355 Convention Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV, 89109.

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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on Oct. 8, 2019.
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February 19, 2020
I just came across this I am so sorry for your loss Patti, and I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to work for the Fryes. I was maintenance over at Country Club Towers way Back in 1982 I worked there for over a year got to meet You Patti and Leo if I remember right you had a house on top of the roof of CCT. I was Green as Green as they come. I worked for you all for over 2 years I learned a lot, from a lot of different people. I loved PaPa Frey he made me laugh. I stayed in the business for over 34 years before I retired, from maint. It's because of you and Leo who gave me That chance, That I found a life long career so Thank you for that I will never forget that. So I will close now with deepest Sympathy. Bob Kinney.
December 29, 2019
My deepest sympathy goes out to Patti, Shaina and Josh. Leo was a very focused and driven man. I was blessed to have worked for Leo and experienced first hand his passion for real estate and development. Leo it's time to rest quietly with your maker. God bless you.
Kathleen Olson
October 14, 2019
My deepest sympathy goes out to you all. I very much respected Mr. Frey. He was a good man.
October 12, 2019
I'll miss you Dad. I know your looking out for us. Love you.
J Frey
October 10, 2019
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October 8, 2019
Please accept my deepest to sympathy to the family and friends of Leo. God assures all of you that he is at your side to comfort you.(1 Peter 5:6,7). May this help you cope while grieving.

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