WEST SUFFIELD, CONN. — LEONARD – John A. “Jack,” 77, West Suffield, Conn., passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Johnstown to the late James and Helena (Dollard) Leonard. He earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, his master’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and completed a Ph.D. from UConn. He came to Windsor Locks in 1959 to work at Hamilton Standard in the space and sea systems division and had been a West Suffield resident for the last 40 years. A member of Our Lady of the Lake Church in Southwick, he also was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Southwick, and the Sons of Erin in Westfield. A lifelong pilot and flight instructor, Jack received recognition for carrying multi-aviation licensure. He was extremely proud and honored to be a QB, as a member of the Quiet Birdmen-Hartford Hanger. He enjoyed golfing and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, but his greatest joy was raising his beloved daughters and granddaughters. He is survived by his daughters, Laura L. Estan, Hull, Mass., and Brenda L. Leonard, Windsor; his granddaughters, Heather A. Estan, Cambridge, Mass., and Sara K. Estan, Hull, Mass.; his sister, Madeline Keifline, and her husband, James, Cameron, W.Va.; his brother, Louis James Leonard, and his wife, Roberta, Littleton, Colo.; his former wife and companion, Mary Ann Townsend; and his beloved golden retriever, Bailey. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Our Lady of the Lake Church, 224 Sheep Pasture Road, Southwick, Mass. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hayes Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, 364 Salmon Brook St., Granby, Conn. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Jack’s name to the Sons of Erin Colleen Scholarship, c/o the Sons of Erin, 22 William St., Westfield, Mass. 01085. For online condolences please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.
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Patricia L. Bakale
BAKALE – Patricia L, 81, Johnstown, went to be with our Lord July 28, 2014.
Stephen A. Christy
CHRISTY – Stephen A., 65, Johnstown, died July 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family and friends.
CUSTER – Margaret “Peggy,” 69, Johnstown, passed away July 29, 2014, at Laurelwood Care Center.
Kathleen L. Geiser
GEISER – Kathleen L., 84, Oakland, died July 29, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Elaine Jean (Hamilton) Klayko
KLAYKO – Elaine Jean (Hamilton), 65, Lilly, died at peace Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at her home.
MATIJEVICH – Nicholas, 88, Johnstown, formerly of Pittsburgh, died July 28, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Daisy "Doodles" Miller
MILLER – Daisy “Doodles,” aged 16 years, was released from this life into the next on Sunday, July 27, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, Dorene and Ian Miller, Andrea Brooks, and Jayme Brooks.
Ethel M. Miller
MILLER – Ethel M., 95, Ebensburg, formerly of Barnesboro, died July 29, 2014, at her home with her daughter, Patty, by her side.
Andrea Lynn (Lonas) Peters
PETERS – Andrea Lynn (Lonas), 46, Bolivar, passed into the arms of our Lord on July 28, 2014, in the palliative care unit of Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mirrel Oliver Plummer Sr.
PLUMMER – Mirrel Oliver Sr., 75, Portage, passed away July 27, 2014, at home.
Mary Ann (Sedor) Shedlock
SHEDLOCK – Mary Ann (Sedor), 87, a resident of St. Benedict Manor, formerly of Revloc and Ebensburg, passed away July 28, 2014, at the manor.
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Michele L. Bernat
BERNAT – Michele L., 45, Mundys Corner, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Benjamin Martin Hadix
HADIX – Benjamin Martin, 33, Johnstown, went to his eternal peace in the arms of Jesus July 24, 2014.
Ethel L. Phenicie
PHENICIE – Mrs. Ethel L., 96, Windber, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicholas D. Steinkirchner
STEINKIRCHNER – Nicholas D., 32, Jennerstown, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Brevard County, Fla.
Linda A. Sral
SRAL – Linda A., 68, Portage, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Ruth F. Huff
HUFF – Ruth F., 80, Sidman, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Margaret A. Miske
MISKE – Margaret A., 80, Johnstown, passed away July 27, 2014, at the Allegheny Lutheran Home.
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