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John T. Leonard

AGE: 74 • New Castle

John Thomas Leonard, age 74, of New Castle, DE, died Monday, February 13, 2017. John, the son of the late John T. Leonard, Sr. and Erma Gibson, devoted husband of Ellen Leonard, passed away at his home after a long battle with cancer. John was very proud of his time in the 101 Airborne Division, where he enlisted at the age of 17. He became one of the youngest jumpmasters, traveled to many places in the world, and was active duty during the Cuban Conflict. John retired after 28 years at General Motors and was a proud member of the UAW. He enjoyed home improvement and working with family in his retirement. John was a dedicate member of OLF parish and volunteered on many occasions. He loved spending time with his family and friends, lending a helping hand, and talking with them all. He will be greatly and deeply missed by many….he was definitely one of a kind.

John is survived by his wife, 4 sons, granddaughter, great granddaughter, brothers, sisters, aunt and uncles, nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 6-8 PM at the Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home, 635 Churchmans Rd., Newark, DE 19702. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 8:30 AM in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 801 N DuPont Blvd., New Castle, DE 19720. Burial will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery. For directions or to send an online condolence visit

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Published in The News Journal from Feb. 18 to Feb. 20, 2017
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