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David John Leaf

1957 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
David John Leaf Obituary
Leaf, David John

David John Leaf, Petty Officer First Class, United States Navy (retired) passed away on March 24, 2016. David was born in Fakenham, Norfolk, England in 1957 while his father was stationed there with the United States Air Force. David graduated from Lakenheath American High School, RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk, England in 1975 and subsequently enlisted in the US Navy as a radioman. David was assigned to naval aviation duties at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland as an airborne radio operator hunting Soviet submarine activity in the Atlantic Ocean. David was a veteran of the first Gulf War where he deployed for combat duties in Kuwait. David retired from the Navy in 1995 with disabilities suffered in the Gulf War and returned to Albuquerque where his wife was from.

David is survived by his wife Denise; son Sean; step-son Matthew; granddaughter Shariah, all of Albuquerque; older brother Geoff Leaf and his wife Janice of Yorktown, Virginia; and younger brother Graham Leaf and his wife Hilary of Suffolk, England.

David will be buried with military honors at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Apr. 15, 2016
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