He was a United States Army veteran. Leon worked as a quality assurance analyst for the Department of Defense for 28 years, until his retirement. He was a member of American Legion Post #12, and First Mate for Parker Charter Service. Leon enjoyed bowling, golfing, fishing and he was a good papa.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Barbara (nee Scerba); daughters, Kim (Dwayne) Herbert of Elyria, Barbara (Anthony) Smith of Huron, Kristie (Sean) Reed of Elyria; sisters, Doreen Graf of Clearwater, Florida, Sandra (Roy) Nielsen of Elyria; grandchildren, Brandee, Darlene, Stephanie, Gregory, Drew, Brent; and great-grandchildren, Jordan, and Peyton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leon, Sr. and Jean (nee Zedaker).
Family will receive friends 1 until 4 P.M., Sunday, February 23, 2014, at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria 440-322-4626, where funeral services will be held 11 A.M., Monday, February 24, 2014. Full military honors will be provided by VFW Post #1079. Pastor Todd Nye, of Southwest Community Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be private.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.laubenthalmercado.com