Leo J. LeFort Jr.

Leo J. LeFort, Jr. of Naples, Florida and Harwich Port, Massachusetts died on December 18th at Mass General Hospital after a long, courageous battle with illness. He was born the son of Leo J. LeFort and Catherine Dwyer of Dorchester, Massachusetts.

He was predeceased by his son, Leo J. LeFort, III and survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Elaine LaPoint LeFort; his brother, Paul LeFort; and sister, Virginia LeFort; he is also survived by his children, Lorraine O'Halloran, Michelle Lavelle, Mark and Michael LeFort; his seven grandchildren; and sons-in-law, Brendan O'Halloran and Jim Lavelle.

Leo raised his family and worked successfully as an advertising executive for 35 years in Akron, Ohio. He was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps, a sports enthusiast and avid golfer for many years. Leo was known for his fierce faithfulness and generosity to his family and friends as well as his love of Cape Cod.

The family would like to thank the Cape Cod and Massachusetts General Hospitals, particularly the care of Dr. Stephen Malaquias and Dr. Steven Zeitels.

Services will be held Thursday, December 27th at Holy Trinity Church at 4 p.m. with a reception to follow at the Allen Harbor Yacht Club. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either of the following charities in the name of Leo J. Lefort, Jr.: The Semper Fi Fund (www.semperfifund.org/donate) or the Voice Health Institute, One Bowdoin Square, 11th Floor, Boston, MA 02114.

Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Dec. 23, 2012