LAUREL, Md. - Arthur L. Leland, 76, of Laurel, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2013, after a 13 year struggle with dementia.
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Born Sept. 12, 1936, in East Bridgewater, Mass., the son of the late Robert A. and Frances A. (Stearns) Leland, he attended East Bridgewater public schools. He graduated in 1958 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, served in the United States Army from 1958 to 1961, received a certificate of advanced graduate study and master's in education from UMass, and was a teacher and guidance counselor in the Amherst, Mass., schools for 12 years.
Moving to New Hampshire in 1974, he was a self-employed insurance agent until his retirement in 2000. A longtime resident of East Hampstead, N.H., he subsequently resided in Gaithersburg, Woodbridge, Va., and Laurel.
Three weeks after Arthur's death, his wife of 48 years, Gertrude F. (Markert) Leland, passed away July 28, 2013.
He is survived by son William H. Leland of Vernon, Conn., daughters Karen J. Leland-St. Onge and husband Edward of East Hartford, Conn., and Wendy E. Sauvageot and husband Scott of Laurel, and brothers John E. Leland and wife Sybil of New London, N.H., and Howard A. Leland and wife Linda of Palmer, Mass.
Memorial services will be held Sept. 7, at 12 p.m. at the Union Congregational Church, 105 Pleasant St., East Bridgewater, MA. Interment will be at the Union Memorial Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, www.nationalmssociety.org/donate, or to Heartland Hospice, 12304 Baltimore Ave., Beltsville, MD 20705-1314.
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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Aug. 24, 2013