Leonhardt Andersen VIRGINIA BEACH - Leonhardt J. Andersen, 86, left this life to be with his wife, Loretta July 8, 2011. Born in Warren, Pa., Aug. 24, 1924, he spent most of his life in Erie, Pa., and the past four years in Virginia Beach. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and served on the USS Boston. He retired from G.E. and later worked for Enterprise until age 82. He was a life member of VFW Post 470 in Erie but while in Virginia Beach, he made many good friends at VFW Post 392. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by a sister, Dorothy Williams (Ben) of North Carolina; three children, Len Jr. and Christopher of Erie and daughter, Lori of Virginia Beach; one grandchild, Laura Rose of Louisiana; and close family friend, Ruby James. Memorial donations can be made to the Veterans Relief Fund, VFW Post 392, 2408 Bowland Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 23454. Services will be held at a later date in Erie. National Cremation Society is in charge. Please visit Mr. Andersen's memorial at www.nationalcremationsociety.com.
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Published in The Virginian Pilot on July 15, 2011