Leonard E. Sanford, age 77, a resident of Bentonville, VA passed away Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Hidden Springs Senior Living in Bentonville.
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A celebration of life for Mr. Sanford will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 10, 2012 at Stover Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jeff Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Panorama Memorial Gardens, Warren County, VA with full military honors conducted by Shenandoah American Legion Post 77, Strasburg, VA.
He was born in Swampscott, MA on December 3, 1935 a son of the late Malcolm C. and Elsie Rebecca West Sanford.
He was a member of the Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Manassas, VA where he was involved in the Stevens Ministry. He was retired from MITRE Corp. in McLean, VA having worked for 36 years, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his loving wife, Marna Lynn Anderson Sanford of Bentonville whom he married on June 21, 1961; his beloved children, Lisa Beth Whitaker and husband, Mark of Ashburn, VA, Scott Robert Sanford and wife, Kimberley of Strasburg, VA, Todd Douglas Sanford and wife, Christine of Bristo, VA, and Kimberly Ann Jankauskas and husband John of Front Royal, VA; his grandchildren, Christopher Sanford, Courtney Sanford, Julie Spence, Rochelle Spence, Taylor Sanford, Delaney Sanford, Forrest Jankauskas, Lacey Jankauskas and Wyatt Jankauskas; his great-grandchildren, Carmen Sanford, Erik Spence and Aliyah Wheatley.
Pallbearers will be Scott Sanford, Todd Sanford, Mark Whitaker, John Jankauskas, Christopher Sanford, and Wyatt Jankauskas.
The family will receive friends at Stover Funeral Home on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m.
Memorials may be made to Fisher House Foundation, Inc., 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850-5168 in memory of Mr. Sanford.
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Published in Northern Virginia Daily from Dec. 7 to Dec. 8, 2012