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Albert F. Leonzi Ph.D.
Albert F. Leonzi Ph.D., 71, of Allentown died Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. He was the husband of Roseann M. (Terry) Leonzi. Born in Coaldale, December 30, 1932, Al was the son of the late Joseph and Julia (Susko) Leonzi. He was a graduate of Summit Hill High School, Class of 1960 where he was a four-sport standout, having been inducted into the Carbon County Area Chapter Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. He then earned a bachelors degree in Arts and Sciences at Penn State University in 1964. He earned a masters degree in Secondary Education from Penn State University in 1965. His doctorate in Education was earned in 1992 from Pacific Western University. Coach Leonzi was employed at Kutztown University from 1969 to 2005 where he served as football coach and professor of Secondary Education. He was inducted into the Kutztown University Hall of Fame in 2007. Coach Leonzi was also honored to be inducted into the National Football Foundation, Lehigh Valley Chapter, Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Lehigh Valley Sports Hall of Fame for Football in 2013. Active in the life of his community and he served on the Board of Directors of Southern Parkland Youth Association, co-director of the Special Olympics State Summer Games in 1983. He currently was serving on the Board of Directors of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, Lehigh Valley Chapter and the Iron Lakes Prostate Cancer Fund Raising Golf Tournament. He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Orefield, where he served as Eucharistic minister and usher. Survivors: In addition to his wife, Roseann; son, Doug S. Leonzi and his wife, Melissa, of Allentown; brother, Joseph Leonzi and his wife, Madeline, of Hometown; grandchildren, Jenna, Maeve, and Gabrielle. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, February 24, 2014, at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, 1879 Applewood Drive, Orefield, with the Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Wargo as Celebrant. Family and friends may pay their respects from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Sunday, in the Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc., 4906 Route 309, Schnecksville. Private interment. Online expressions of sympathy may be recorded at www.heintzelmancares.com. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Albert F. Leonzi Scholarship Fund c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box # 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196.


Published in Morning Call on Feb. 21, 2014
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