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Donald Leonetti Obituary
Donald Joseph Leonetti, 45 of Missouri City, Texas left this world suddenly and far too soon on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Born June 8, 1969 in Houston, TX to Rose Ann Leonetti, Donald was a beloved husband; father, brother, son, friend and uncle. Donald and his sister Jo Ann grew up in the Houston and Missouri City area where he attended St. Christopher Catholic School, Lewis Elementary and Dulles High School, class of '88. It was at the Art Institute of Houston he met his best friend and wife Jennifer Fane. He was a pillar of the Fort Bend County community and will be missed by all. As the founder and owner of Leonetti Graphics, Donald was known throughout Fort Bend as a respected businessman who provided the uniforms, event t-shirts and signage for so many people and organizations throughout Leonetti Graphics 25 years of service. As a philanthropist he was recognized for his generous and giving heart providing support to so many of the community's charities and benevolent organizations. Particularly special to Donald and Jenni was Fort Bend Young Life and they are credited with being instrumental in the creation and growth of the Ridge Pointe chapter of the organization. Through the Leonetti family's generosity and love hundreds of kids lives have been directed towards Christ. As a friend he was known as someone who brought passion, laughter and life to any room and as a husband and father he was known as a man who loved his family deeply. In death he joins his loving grandparents Joseph and Vita (Sedita) Leonetti. Donald is survived by his best friend and wife of 22 years Jennifer Leonetti, his son Matthew, 18, and daughter Lauren, 14. His Mother Rose Ann Leonetti, Sister Jo Ann Leonetti, In-laws Dr. Larry and Cathy Fane, Meredith and Nikhil Joshi, Nathan and Violetta Fane. Aunt and Uncle Damon and Candi Leonetti. Nieces, Jennifer Bragg and Tyler Kahlden, Anika Joshi and Abby Fane. great nephew Aiden Kahlden, Cousins Casey Leonetti-Cooper, Eric Cooper and Laura Leonetti and closest friend Paul Price.
Visitation will be held at River Pointe Community Church, 5000 Ransom Road, Richmond, TX on Tuesday, July 22, from 5 - 8 pm and memorial services will be the following day at River Pointe Community Church at 11 AM. In honor of Donald's life and his absolute abhorrence of all things formal everyone is requested to wear jeans and any T-shirt created by Leonetti Graphics.
In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be sent to Fort Bend Young Life, PO Box 1842, Sugar Land, TX 77487-1842.


Published in Houston Chronicle on July 21, 2014
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