Leonardo Steven Vincent Leonardo, age 62, passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully at his home in Dunedin, Florida, on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Preceded in death by his father Cosmo Leonardo. Steve was born on December 1, 1950, in Columbus, Ohio, to Cosmo and Rosemary Leonardo. Steve was a 1968 graduate of Hilliard High School, where he earned a scholarship to Columbus College of Art & Design. He was also a veteran of the Ohio Air National Guard. Steve was employed by Conrail for over 20 years before founding several successful businesses including The Graphics Source, Leo's Downtown Pizza and Steve Leonardo's Pizza. Steve was an accomplished artist who was well versed in the use of paint, charcoal and clay. Later in life he found his true passion as a songwriter, singer and musician. His heartfelt lyrics, smooth guitar licks and mellow voice will be greatly missed by all. Steve loved his family more than life itself and he will be sadly missed by those surviving him including his wife of 26 years, Celeste; daughter, Adrianne (Eddie) Morrow; sons, Adam and Vincent; and step-son, Nick (Zanya) Bartola; grandchildren, Caylah and Caine Morrow; mother, Rosemary Leonardo; sisters, Mary Jo Flickinger and Linda (Marty) Soller; and brother, Rich (Debbie) Leonardo; many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and a multitude of close, lifelong friends. Friends may call Friday, August 2, 2013, from 5-8 p.m., at the JOHN QUINT TREBONI FUNERAL HOME, 1177 W. Fifth Avenue, with a Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass 11:30 a.m., Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Our Mother of Sorrows Chapel, 6440 S. High Street (within the grounds of St. Joseph Cemetery) Lockboune, Ohio. The Rev. Fr. Robert Penhallurick, Presider. Burial, St. Joseph Cemetery. FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE ASKED TO GATHER AT THE CHAPEL FOR HIS FUNERAL MASS. Condolences may be sent via www.johnquint.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Aug. 1 to Aug. 2, 2013
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