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David Robert Leaf


1947 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
David Robert Leaf Obituary
David Robert Leaf, 68, Inverness, died suddenly at home on Nov 14, 2015.
Mr. Leaf was born Sept 14, 1947, in Barberton, OH to the late Donald and Marie (Purigraski) Leaf and moved to this area in 1978. He was retired from the masonary and construction industry. He served our country in the U.S. Army, where he served in the 101st and 82nd Airborne divisions during Vietnam and was the recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was a member of the V.F.W., American Legion, and D.A.V. David enjoyed boating, fishing, and woodworking.
He is survived by his children and stepchildren, Robin Leaf Gelinas and husband Brandon, Inverness; Carmen Thompson and husband, Richard of Jacksonville, FL; Brian Davis and wife Tammy, Sparr, FL; Madonna (Sissy) Wiggins and husband James, Morriston, FL; Matthew Leaf, Ohio; Elizabeth Leaf, Barberton, OH; his brother, John Daniel Leaf and wife Nancy, Hernando, FL; his sister, Karyl Vetter, Marrietta, OH; 8 grand- and 5 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Sally Leaf, on May 6, 2015; his brother and sister, Donna Marie Houston and Donald Richard Leaf.
The Celebration of Life Service will be Thursday, Nov 19th, 12:30 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev. John Daniel Leaf officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Nov. 17, 2015
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