Bormann, Leon Arthur Sr. DELMAR Leon Arthur Bormann Sr. was born on February 22, 1939 to Leota (Sargent) and Arthur Howard Bormann in Rome, N.Y. and entered into the arms of his loving Lord on July 24, 2013. Raised in Rome, Leon graduated from Rome Free Academy and SUNY Utica with a degree in health care management. In 1959 he married his high school sweetheart Dianne (Strange) Bormann. Leon served his country in the United States Marine Corps. Leon started his career in the health care field in 1964-74. Leon was the community resident director of the Rome Development Center, 1974-82; administrator of Valley View Manor nursing home in Norwich, N.Y. 1982-1986; executive director Gruter Foundation Wooster, Ohio 1986-88; New Castle Health Care Center, New Castle, Ind. 1989-president/CEO, administrator, chief executive officer, of Good Samaritan Health Care Group, Leon spearheaded and over saw the expansion of the nursing home facility, building of an onsite chapel, the building and development of the Good Samaritan Senior Housing and Adult Home for the Delmar community. Leon was honored in Whos Who Among Human Services Professionals. As a Rotarian Leon was honored with the prestigious "Paul Harris" award. Leon retired from the Good Samaritan Lutheran Health Care Group in 2004. He is survived by his loving wife, Dianne Bormann of Delmar; son and daughter-in-law, Leon and Mary Bormann of Delmar; daughter, Victoria Kiskiel of Remsen, N.Y.; granddaughter, Katie Bormann Lawson and fiance John Wood of Clifton Park; granddaughter, Lauren Kiskiel Tiedeman and husband David of Raeford, N.C.; grandson, Ryan Bormann of Las Vegas; grandson, Johnny Kiskiel of Remsen; granddaughter, Leeann Kiskiel and Rob Smolinski of Westernville, N.Y.; great-granddaughters, Brynn, Natalie and Sienna. An important part of Leon's legacy is his role as husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Ice hockey coach, baseball coach, charter member of the Marine Corps League, Elks, Rotary, Episcopal church and American Legion. Leon enjoyed wood working, camping, fishing, hunting, sailing, scuba diving, dogs and traveling. A celebration of his life will be determined at a later date for family and friends. Contributions in his name can be made to the Community Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital. See website.
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Published in Albany Times Union on July 25, 2013