Andrew Ray LEEPER(1956 - 2012)


Andrew Ray, 56, left this life as he lived it, with friends and family fully engaged, with humor and good spirits, victim to a thoracic aneurysm. Husband of Paulette (nee Buraczenski) Leeper; father of Sarah (Seth) Lucas and Hannah Leeper; Sunday school teacher, bass and pinch-hit tenor in the church choir, and prostate cancer survivor. Survived by his dear brother, Joseph (Myra) Leeper; sister, Melinda (Mark) Cyrus; sister-in-law, Margaret Leeper; and boon canine companion, Fred; he cherished life and family. Preceding him in death were his parents, Theron Earl Leeper, Sr., Joanne Elizabeth Leeper, and brother, Theron Earl Leeper, II. He was a long-time partner with Kohnen & Patton, where he served as an attorney. He graduated Valedictorian of Wooster High School, Valedictorian of The College of Wooster, and Order of the Coif from The Ohio State School of Law. Andrew loved history, reading, coffee, laughing with his brother, Joe, cookies - snacks of any kind really, Saturday afternoon walks with Gramp, studying and discussing Scripture. Being there for his daughters and spending time with Paulette were the focus of his life. As an Eagle Scout, he gloried in the ultimate application of the Boy Scout Rule of "only take half of what's left." He will be especially missed by his fellow analysts, Natalie and Terry. Family and friends will be received from 10 AM to 12 Noon on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Loveland United Methodist Church, 10975 South Lebanon Rd., Loveland, OH 45140, where services will be held at 12 Noon. Memorial gifts may be made to the or Loveland United Methodist Church, Loveland, Ohio.
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Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Nov. 20, 2012