ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – Leonard E. Fair, 88, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Northwest Community Hospital in the Midwest Care Center Hospice Suite in Arlington Heights.|
He was born Nov. 22, 1924, in Chicago to Leonard Earl and Cecelia (Gorney) Fair.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II in the 36th Calvary Recon Squadron, driving a half truck.
He had been employed by the Wings and Wheels Trucking Company for 18 years, which was based out of Midway Airport.
He liked to travel and built a wooden cabin cruiser upon which he spent many years enjoying the Fox River and Chain O' Lakes.
One of the many hobbies he enjoyed was coin collecting. He enjoyed having a good time and was a very good dancer.
Survivors include his children, DuWayne K. (Claire) Fair of Wonder Lake, Debora L (Edward) Smith of McHenry and Drake A. (Teresa) Fair of McHenry; grandchildren, Amie L. Fair, Devin T. (Lynnaea) Smith, Derek A. Smith, Dustin E. Smith, Drake A. Fiar Jr., Brain A. Fair and Matthew A. Fair; a great-grandson, Logan A. Smith; and two sisters, Virginia Rahn and June Kline.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a granddaughter, Amanda J. Fair.
The visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. The visitation will continue from 9:30 a.m. until the service at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 30, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Ringwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the family.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-0063.
Published in the Northwest Herald on May 26, 2013