PEORIA - Leonard Erlichman, 91, of Peoria passed away at 12:04 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born Sept. 8, 1922, in Peoria to Isadore and Rose (Rosenswiege) Erlichman. He married Armenia Teresa Genovese in Peoria on Jan. 15, 1966.
She survives. Also surviving are four children, Paula Erlichman of Florida, Patsy (Gregory) Hasty of Peoria, Kathy (Allen) Hodson of California, and Joel (Ellen) Erlichman of Inverness; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Harry Erlichman, and a sister, Martha Erlichman Sachs.
Leonard was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 104th Timberwolf Division 104th Quartermaster Company from Nov. 28, 1942, to Nov. 14, 1945. He received the Bronze Star medal citation for meritorious service in connection with military operations in Belgium, Holland and Germany from Oct. 28, 1944, to April 30, 1945.
He was the co-owner of I. Erlichman Co., Inc. before retiring at the age of 81 in 2004. He was a member of Agudas Achim Synagogue.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 4, 2014, at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria. Visitation will be one hour before services at the chapel. Burial with military honors will follow at Peoria Hebrew Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Peoria Hebrew Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund or St. Jude Midwest Affiliate. Online condolences may be made at www.davison-fulton.com.