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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Rosalie Augusta (Miller) Beatty
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Richard L. DelSignore
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Emma Jean (Blough) Harrison
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Thomas G. Kimmel
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Pete J. Piemonte
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Daniel James Steele
STEELE – Daniel James, 61, Mundys Corner, formerly of Michigan, passed away May 20, 2013.
STOFKO – Mary, 89, Johnstown, died May 19, 2013, at Arbutus Park Manor.
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Lois K. Bunnell
BUNNELL – Lois K., 98, a resident of Colonial Courtyard in Clearfield, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013.
Eleanor E. Henning
HENNING – Eleanor E., 82, Johnstown, passed away May 19, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Mary Ann Luprek
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James C. Martin
MARTIN – James C., 69, South Fork, died May 20, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Dorothy J. Mock
MOCK – Dorothy J., 83, Windber, died May 19, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Mark Eldon Moyer
MOYER – Mark Eldon, 92, Davidsville, went home to the Lord May 18, 2013, at his home.
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Rillie Lee Mattson
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Walter H. Streilein
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Hedy M. Shaffer
SHAFFER – Hedy M., 69, Windber, died Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
George J. Batovich
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