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Leslie Wheeler Jr.

1930 - 2015 NEWFANE It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving father, grandfather, great-grand-father and husband, Leslie David Wheeler, Jr. at 85 years of age on Thursday, October 15, 2015. Leslie was born on March 25, 1930 in Waterbury, CT to the late Leslie Sr. and Edna (Stone) Wheeler. Leslie grew up in Milford, CT. At the age of 18 he joined the U.S. Navy where he served proudly as a U.S. Naval Hospital Corpsman for four years on the USS Noble and USS Mount McKinley during the Korean War. During his service he began corresponding with Dolores Pettengill which continued throughout his tour of duty. They were married two months after his discharge on June 21, 1952. After attending the University of Connecticut he went on to have a career in construction as a Project Manager until his retirement. Leslie fulfilled his dream to build a home on a river and moved his family to Newfane, VT in 1976 and continued his love of carpentry and construction. After retiring he also fulfilled his love of travel and camping and passed that love onto his loving children. He went on to settle on Cape Cod, MA enjoying being with his children and grandchildren watching with much pride all of their accomplishments. He is survived by his wife, Dolores and children, Leslie David Wheeler, III of Brooksville, FL, Susan Ledger of Port St. John, FL, Mark Wheeler and his wife, Lynne of Brewster, MA, Scott Wheeler of Keene, NH, Todd Wheeler and his wife, Martha of Keene, NH and pre-deceased by daughter, Cindy Rockett. Also leaves grandchildren, Beatrice Harden, Christopher Denison, Kelly Ledger, Kaitlin Rockett, Carlisle Wheeler, Peyton Wheeler, Hamilton Wheeler, Samantha Wheeler, Jessica Buzby and Amanda Carver and four great-grandchildren and son-in-law, William Rockett. SERVICES: There will be a private service and burial with no calling hours. Donations may be made to the U.S. Veterans in Hyannis, MA in his name. To leave condolences please visit : www.MorrisOConnorBlute.com
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Oct. 20, 2015
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