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John L. Leone

AGE: 73 • Wall

John L. Leone, 73, passed away on July 27 at home with his loving family by his side. He was born in Neptune, NJ, grew up in Asbury Park then settled down in Wall to start his family. John graduated from Asbury Park High School in 1961, then went on to attend Murray State College where he received his Bachelors Degree in Education. John loved teaching his students at Cedar Drive Middle School as well as coaching girls' basketball and coed soccer. He also enjoyed fishing along the beaches of the Jersey Shore. After the loss of his son Kevin, John went onto work with State officials to help create the graduated drivers licenses to help protect young drivers. He is predeceased by his parents, James and Helen Leone, brother James, sister Lynn Semanchik, and his beloved son Kevin. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Mary Koch Leone, his daughter and son-in-law, Catherine and Glenn Murphy, Brick, his son John W. Leone, Neptune, his 4 grandchildren, Alexis, Michael, Ella and Laney, his brother Patrick, Ocean Township, and his sister Janice Emmons, Keyport.

Visitation will be held on Monday, July 31, 2017 from 2 to 6 at the Ely Funeral Home, Neptune. Funeral mass will be at Holy Innocents Church Neptune 10 am on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 followed by interment at St. Catherine's Cemetery, Sea Girt. In lieu of flowers donations in John L. Leone's name to: VNA Health Group Hospice 176 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank, NJ 07701. Condolences may also be offered online at
Published in Asbury Park Press on July 29, 2017
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