Leonard Reichlin, age 72 was born September 18, 1941. Leonard grew up on a dairy farm on the Lummi Reservation near Ferndale, Wash. with six older sisters, one older, and one younger brother. He married Judy Collins in 1962 and together they raised four children, Shane Reichlin, Mark Reichlin, Suzy Mori, and Zoe Reichlin. In addition to his children he has fourteen grandchildren. He worked his way through college while raising a family attending Everett Junior College and the University of Washington. Leonard owned Riverside Roof since the 1960s where he worked with many fine folks who will greatly miss him. His roofs are on homes and buildings all over Snohomish County and beyond. He was not a man that separated the parts of his life. He just mixed family, friends, business, work, faith, politics, home, and play, all together. He danced, he worked out at Peak Fitness, he rode bikes, skied and snowboarded with friends and family. Leonard was a farmer at heart and kept chickens and bees. His jars of honey are spread far and wide with friends, family and customers. Leonard was passionate about the environment, and was a co-founder of the Green Party in Snohomish County. Our father loved to dance and did so on his last night before passing on June 13, 2014, under a beautiful full moon. A Memorial service will be at Our Lady of Perpetual Help 2619 Cedar St, Everett, at 11:00 on Saturday 28, 2014 with a Rosary service prior to the Memorial service, and a Reception to follow. We children plan a green burial and will bury our father in a plain pine box on at 3:00 on the afternoon of Thursday the 26th at Woodlawn Cemetery in Snohomish. There will be no service, however, anyone who feels a need to be there should feel welcome. Those who attend should wear jeans and be prepared to handle a shovel. Hard hats and safety glasses are optional.
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Published in The Herald (Everett) from June 24 to June 27, 2014