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John C. Leone


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John C. Leone Obituary
LEONE John C. Leone, 19, of Jacksonville, died on April 20, 2015 as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident involving a drunk driver. He was born May 25, 1995 in Jacksonville, the son of John "Jack" and Jeanine Leone. He attended St. Joseph Catholic School and graduated magna cum laude from Bishop Kenny High School in 2013, where he also served as a Eucharistic Minister. He was currently enrolled at University of North Florida majoring in Accounting, following in his Dad's footsteps. While a full-time student, John was also a valued employee of Jersey Mike's where he quickly rose up the ranks to Assistant Manager. John was on the former Jacksonville Barracuda Ice Hockey Team and Ice Dogs. He loved fishing, boating, diving, skiing, camping, and above all, his loving family, his many friends, and his devoted girlfriend, Kathryn Clifton, and her family. John is survived by his parents, Jack and Jeanine Leone, his sisters, Elizabeth (fiancée, Ryan Glisson), and Emily, and their family dog, Trigger. He also leaves his maternal grandmother, Louise Donato, his aunts, Jean and Joanne Leone, Elaine Donato and Vicki Donato Towers, and other aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was much loved and will be greatly missed by all. As John's final act of kindness, respecting his wishes, John's organs will be donated. In giving the gift of life to others, John's spirit will live on. The Memorial Mass celebrating John's life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 11757 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville, FL 32258. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to The Mandarin Food Bank, 11730 Old. St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville, FL 32258, where John's grandmother is a volunteer, The Harvey Bernhardt Foundation, Post Office Box 51341, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32240-1341, a foundation providing assistance to local families in the community, or a donation in John's memory to a charity near and dear to your heart. Please visit our online Tribute at www.quinn-shalz.com. Services under the direction and care of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral Home of Jacksonville Beach . Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Apr. 26, 2015
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