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Leonard Waite


1930 - 2020
Leonard Waite Obituary
Leonard A. Waite, 89, passed away peacefully at home with his loved ones beside him on March 18, 2020. Born April 7, 1930 in Springfield, Len was the son of Milton and Irene (Joubert) Waite. He graduated from West Springfield High School in 1948 and proudly served his country in the US Air Force during the Korean War. In 1957, he finished building the home that he has lived in and maintained for the past 63 years. Len worked at Titeflex Corporation in Springfield for more than 30 years.
His love will forever remain with his devoted and loving wife of 66 years, Virginia (McGarrett), along with their children, Ronald of Belchertown, Laurie Waite and partner Michael Rhodes of Templeton, and Susan Waite and husband José Rubero of Belchertown. In 2014, Leonard was predeceased by his son Steven. He was also predeceased by his two brothers, Francis and Harold. Len’s three granddaughters, Jessica McKemmie, Sarah Rhodes, and Briana Rubero will also cherish his memory, as will numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended family members and devoted friends. Len was a kind, gentle, wise, generous, and genuinely good man, who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. In consideration of everyone’s health and wellbeing, services will be held at a later date. Beers & Story Belchertown Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. To honor his memory, please consider donations to Hospice or a . For details and complete notice, please visit www.beersandstory.com
Published in The Republican on Mar. 27, 2020
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