SLEADD, BERNARD ALLEN, 79, of Louisville, and Eustis, FL, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2013, in Orlando, FL. In accordance with his wishes, Allen's body was donated to the University of Central Florida Medical School.
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Allen was born in Shelbyville, KY, and grew up in Middletown, KY. He attended Anchorage High School and was a 1951 graduate of Eastern High School. He was a 1955 graduate of the University of Kentucky and a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He was an Army veteran. He was a much respected teacher of Biology and Anatomy for many years at Ballard High School in Louisville, where he is fondly remembered by both faculty and former students.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Bernard Bland Sleadd and Annabelle Gladwell Sleadd; his sister, Helen Douglas Sleadd Rice; and his brothers, Dr. Franklin Bland Sleadd and William Carroll Sleadd.
He is survived by his companion and friend, Marilyn Mullins, Eustis, FL; his children, Dr. Bradley Allen Sleadd, (Bennie), La Plata, MD, John Buckley Sleadd, (Arden), Grants Pass, OR, Kelly Anne Bell, (Michael), Cumming, GA and Kimberly Paige Sleadd Maddux, Middletown, KY; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Mary Lou McGinnis, Nancye Ann Tandy (Mike), James Thompson Sleadd (Janet), and Phyllis Jean Roos (Robert), all of Louisville; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.
All who knew Allen were aware of his immense enjoyment of every aspect of life from his favorite comfort foods and a properly drawn pint with friends, to exploring Europe from the Greek Isles to the British Isles and beyond. Hiking any mountain anywhere was his idea of a perfect day, including hiking the Grand Canyon four times, the last time in 2012. His last adventure was last October, with Marilyn in Ireland, where they hiked the Cliff Walk along the Irish Sea.
A wake will be held at The Irish Rover, 2319 Frankfort Ave., on April 27, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. All friends and family are invited to share memories of his life, well-lived.
Published in The Courier-Journal from Apr. 7 to Apr. 9, 2013