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First Lieutenant Bradley Matthew "Brad" Leonardi


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First Lieutenant Bradley Matthew "Brad" Leonardi Obituary
First Lieutenant Bradley "Brad" Matthew Leonardi, age 26, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, while serving in the United States Marine Corps Air Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, in California.

His hometown residence was Waterford, Pa., where he graduated from Fort LeBoeuf High School. Upon graduation, Brad moved to Daytona Beach, Fla., where he attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University on a full, four-year scholastic and NROTC Scholarship. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. Degree in Homeland Security and Terrorism, and was commissioned into the United States Marine Corps.

During his military career, Brad completed U.S. Marine Corps (TBS) Officer Training in Quantico, Va. and tank infantry at Fort Benning, Ga. Serving in tank infantry, his last duty station was the U.S. Marine Corps base in Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif.

Brad enjoyed being outdoors, camping, fishing, and hunting. He was an avid golfer and snowboarder. He loved being with friends and family. Everyone looked forward to his smile and contagious laugh. Brad will be greatly missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his uncle, Bradley Stephen Leonardi, great-grandmother, Jean Tomasik, and grandfather "Papa" Donald J. Leonardi.

Survivors include his mother, Christine (Leonardi) Fill and her husband Richard J. Fill, Jr., grandmother "Nana" Barbara A. Leonardi, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Friends may call at the Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th Street, on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and again on Sunday from 1 p.m. until the time of a service at 2 p.m. with Bryan Kowalczyk officiating. Inurnment will be at Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, S.C.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Erie Veterans Miracle Center, 1573 West 39th St., Erie, PA 16509. Condolences may go to www.bruggerfuneral homes.com.

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Published in the Erie Times-News from Jan. 11 to Jan. 12, 2019
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