Ledyard - Leon Preston, 78, of Ledyard, peacefully passed away on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at Pendleton Rehabilitation Center in Mystic.
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Born in Remini, S.C., Mr. Preston was raised with his family in Atlantic City, N.J., where he attended Atlantic High School. Mr. Preston enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving from 1952 to 1964, during the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War.
Mr. Preston, a widower, leaves to cherish warm and loving memories by his two children and their spouses, daughter, Martha Preston Sapp (Robert) and Robert Preston (Paula); 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Hilliard Preston (Marissa); mother-in-law, Alice Johnson; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
Relatives will celebrate his life at a private memorial service, honoring Mr. Preston's final request for no public service.
In lieu of flowers, the family humbly requests that contributions be sent in memory of Leon Preston to New Life Christian Fellowship, 1729 Center Groton Road, Ldeyard, CT 06339.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Lester Gee Funeral Home, 108 Blinman St., New London.
Published in The Day on Mar. 4, 2013