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Leonard M. KOLSHAK

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KOLSHAK, Leonard M.

Leonard M. Kolshak, 88, passed away on May 4, 2014. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Max and Frances Kolshak, he graduated from George Washington High School in Alexandria, VA in 1943. He attended the University of Maryland at College Park and Belle Isle College of Commerce in West Palm Beach, graduating in 1947. He served in the US Army during World War II. In 1985, Mr. Kolshak retired as Training Supervisor of the Riviera Plant of Florida Power & Light Co. after 34 years of service. He was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church in Lake Worth, Honorary Life Member of Palm Beach Council #2075, Knights of Columbus, Honorary Life Member of Father Andrew Doherty 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, served as Faithful Navigator in 1964 and was the Commander of the 4th Degree Color Corps and Honor Guard since 1960 He was a Life Member of DAV #42 of Palm Beach, Life Member of VFW Post #4360, Palm Springs, Life Member of American Legion Post #47, Lake Worth, Life Member of the Society of the 3rd Infantry Division and Founding Member of the Order of the Purple Heart. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 61 years, Anna Marie Kolshak, sons; Leonard M. Kolshak, Jr. (Bea) of Lake Worth, Max J. Kolshak (Olgui) of West Palm Beach, Joseph C. Kolshak (Ann) of Ft., Myers, Edward J. Kolshak (Cheryl) of Denver, CO and John F. Kolshak (Dr. Laura) of West Palm Beach, daughters; Libbey Webb (Allen) of Palm Coast, Anna St. Clair (Jim) of West Palm Beach, Diana McCauley of West Palm Beach, Joan Deluca (Ken) of Palm Beach Gardens, Mary Hundley (Paul) of Palm Beach Gardens and Patricia Arndt (Tom) of Spring Hill, FL, sister; Frances Kiernan (Fran) of Boynton Beach, 32 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sisters, Elizabeth Gorney and Anna Mae Richard, daughter; Elaine Kolshak and son-in-law; Mark McCauley. The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Quattlebaum Funeral, Cremation and Event Center at Hillcrest Memorial Park, with a Scripture Service at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 9, 2014 at St. Luke Catholic Church at 2892 S Congress Ave in Palm Springs. Interment will follow at Lake Worth Memory Gardens, 3041 Kirk Road in Lake Worth. Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Catholic .

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Published in The Palm Beach Post from May 7 to May 8, 2014
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