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Leonard Wilson


1926 - 2010 Obituary Condolences
10/25/26 - 09/21/10

Leonard Wilson, a longtime resident of Huntington Beach, died Tuesday, September 21, 2010. Leonard died peacefully with his family at his bedside. He was 83. Leonard was born in Los Angeles, California on October 25, 1926, son of John L. Wilson and Constance (Burden). He was a graduate of Long Beach Poly High School. Leonard served in the US Army as a power mechanic and he brought those skills to civilian life working as a mechanic and electrician for the FAA and Boeing Aircraft Corporation. In 1955 he wed Emanuella (Ella) Esposito and they shared 51 wonderful years of love, life, and golf. Leonard will be remembered for his undying devotion to his true love Ella, his ability to repair just about anything and a love of the outdoors. Leonard is survived by his sister-in-law, Clara Rubino (Ella's sister). He was also blessed with the following nieces and nephews, Cecilia Mladinich (Vince), Dr. Anthony Rubino (Lorette), P.J. Rubino (Barbara), Mike Rubino (Liz), Lisa Rubino (Gina), Stephan Rubino (Carrie), Clare Rubino, Donna Hauser (Bob), Barbara Diggins (Andy), David Wilson, Robin Van Buren (Don), Ronelle Felton (Vernon) and Randy Wilson (Dolores); along with numerous great nieces and nephews. Leonard converted to Catholicism to share in Ella's devout beliefs. He practiced his religion to the end. Please join us for a celebration of his life. Visitation at Dilday Brothers Mortuary, Thursday, September 30, 5:00-8:00 PM. Rosary at 6:30 PM, 17911 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, CA 92646. 714 842-7771. Funeral Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church, Friday, October 1, at 10:30 AM, 14072 Olive Street, Westminster, CA 714 892-4489. Burial Services following the mass (approx. noon) at The Good Shepherd Cemetery, 8301 Talbert Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92646 714 847-8546. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Leonard's name to the charity of your choice. www.dildaybrothers.com.
Published in Daily Breeze on Sept. 28, 2010
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