He was employed at Abbe Road Body Shop as an auto body worker for over 40 years. He owned and raced stock cars in the 50′s and owned and raced horses in the 60′s and 70′s. He was an avid bowler, fisherman and enjoyed hunting.
He is survived by his daughters, Lois (Ben) Hunsucker and Trudi Koch; 11 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and two great great granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Bertha (nee Krebs) Leonard; brothers, Walter, John, George, Lawrence and Ernest; and sisters, Marie and Pearl.
A Memorial Mass will be held Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 10 A.M. at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Avon. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery.