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Theodore "Ted" Leonte

1935 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Theodore "Ted" Leonte Obituary
Theodore "Ted" Leonte

Theodore "Ted" Leonte passed away Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 in the comfort of his home in Indio, CA. Ted was born January 21, 1935 in Torrance, CA to John and Minadora (Axenty) Leonte, the youngest of seven children. Ted grew up in North Redondo Beach and graduated from Mira Costa High School. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War from 1953-1957. In 1960, he married Lois (Carstens) Leonte, had three children, and settled in South Redondo. Professionally, he subdivided and sold residential real estate in Southern California and later spent a decade at Hughes Aircraft in its Real Estate department. In 1990, Ted married Helen (Lemrise) Leonte and moved to the Coachella Valley to be closer to his siblings, often spending time at his brother's citrus ranch. He loved pets and enjoyed the company of turkeys, chickens, dogs, cats and parakeets in his backyard aviary. He became an active member of the local Romanian Orthodox Church in Palm Springs, where he served as President of the parish council. Ted often volunteered, serving as President of Sunset Little League, coaching countless of his son's baseball and football teams, and dedicating weekends and off hours to local sports and student affairs. Families will always remember his dedication on and off the field. He is survived by his wife Helen, children Michel (Stephanie) Leonte, John (Karolina) Leonte, Tina (Glenn) Becker, and grandchildren Brian Becker, Michel Becker and Minadora Leonte. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on October 23, 2015 at the Coachella Valley Cemetery located at 82925 Avenue 52, Coachella, CA. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Oct. 21, 2015
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