Leland died May 16, 2016. He served in the Army Air Corps in World War II and completed 52 combat missions as a B17 Gunner. He was awarded the Air Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, and the World War Victory Medal. He graduated from Withrow High School in 1941. He took his B.A. and M.A. degrees at the University of Cincinati in 1949 and 1950. He did graduate work at Northwestern University in 1951. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa, honorary scholastic fraternities. He held executive positions in advertising agencies in Philadelphia and Los Angeles before joining the Kroger Company in 1962 as Vice President-Advertising. In his retirement he published two books: Notes to Myself on Good Things to Remember, and Life is for Loving it! a journal of joys often overlooked in our search for happiness, which became a tri-state best-seller. He was devoted to The Mt.Washington Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder, Stephen Minister, choir member and Christian education teacher. He leaves his wife the former Pat Haase to whom he was married for 65 years, his brother Jerry (Cindy) Davis of Orlando, Fla., 4 children, Melissa Pobanz, Shelley Albiez, Christian (Lori) Davis and Timothy (Carol) Davis and 6 grandchilden, Sean and Joshua Davis, Angela Albiez, Riley, Brady and Ruby Davis. Memorial Service at Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church on Saturday May 21 at 2 P.M.Friends may visit at the Church on Saturday 12:30 P.M. to 2 P.M. Memorials to the Church, Hospice of Cincinnati
or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home serving the family.
Published by The Cincinnati Enquirer on May 19, 2016.