BATAVIA – Leo Francis McKenna, 80, of Batavia and formerly of Oswego, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Delnor Hospital in Geneva. He was born March 26, 1933, in Providence, R.I., the son of Charles and Avis (nee Wilmot) McKenna. He was united in marriage to Peg Anderson on Sept. 6, 1958, in Providence, R.I. |
Leo graduated from Providence College. He joined the United States Army and served for two years. He continued his education at Northwestern University, obtaining his MBA. Leo began his career at Montgomery Wards in transportation management, where he worked for 28 years. Following his retirement, Leo worked at the Fox Bend Country Club.
Leo was active within his community and his church. He was an altar server though college, was a member of Boy Scouts of America and adult leader, a 4th degree Knights of Columbus and life member, taught religious education at St. Paul's in Gurnee, and St. Ann's Oswego, facilitator of baptism preparation, served on the board of directors at First Tee of Aurora and Fox River Valley, and also served on the board at Community Association Leadership, Chicago Traffic Club, and ITOFCA. Following all of Leo's activities, he still managed to find time for his favorite pastime, golf.
He is survived by his wife, Peg; a son, Steven (Britta) McKenna of Batavia; son-in-law, Robert Schmidt; five grandchildren, Kyle McKenna of Chicago, Owen (fiancée Natalie Pounovich) McKenna of Tempe, Ariz., Andrew Schmidt of Batavia, Jonathan Schmidt of Batavia, and Jordan Schmidt of Batavia; nieces and nephews, Paul (Kathy) McKenna of Roseville, Calif., Denise (Larry) Giffin of Gilroy, Calif., Bob (Suzelle) McKenna of Manchester, N.H., Kevin and David Piatek of Hope, R.I., and Kristen (John) Fox of Portland, Maine; along with many other nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Lucy McCloud.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy Schmidt; and a brother, Charles Oliver McKenna.
Visitation will be held from 4 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave. in Batavia. ?
Funeral services will begin with prayers from the funeral home at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 11, before proceeding to Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2300 Main St. in Batavia, to celebrate Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at West Batavia Cemetery in Batavia.
Memorial contributions may be directed to First Tee of Aurora and Fox River Valley or Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice.
For additional information, contact Moss Family Funeral Home at 630-879-7900 or www.mossfuneral.com.
Published in Kane County Chronicle on Apr. 9, 2013