Joseph T. Leonard
Joseph L Wroblewski Funeral Home
1442 Wyoming Ave
Forty Fort, PA

Joseph T. Leonard, 57, a resident of Dallas, passed into eternal life unexpectedly Monday afternoon, Sept. 6, 2021, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

His loving wife was Jane Powell Leonard. Together, Joe and Jane celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary on July 21.

Born Dec. 29, 1963, in Kingston, Joseph was the son of Susan Christian Leonard, of Plains Twp.

Joe was a graduate of Wyoming Area High School, Class of 1981. He went on to further his education at Penn State University, where he acquired his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.

Since 2007, Joe was the owner and operator of PTL Mitigation and Restoration LLC, Wilkes-Barre.

A man of faith, Joe was a member of Gate of Heaven Church, Dallas.

Joe had many enjoyments in life, especially playing tennis, target shooting and cheering on his beloved Penn State. Above all, his greatest joy in life was his family. He was a devoted husband and a loyal father to his three girls. He was proud of each of his daughters accomplishments and he never missed any of their sporting events or functions - he was truly was their biggest fan! His presence will be missed beyond measure and his legacy will forever live on in the hearts of his loved ones.

In addition to his wife, Jane, and his mother, Susan, Joe is survived by his three daughters, Michelle Leonard, Wilkes-Barre; Jennifer Leonard, Dallas; and Melissa Leonard, Dallas; his sister, Lynn Leonard, New Hope; his sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews and numerous friends.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Joe's viewing which will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort.

Funeral services will be conducted at 9:45 a.m. Monday from Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in Gate of Heaven Church, 40 Machell Ave., Dallas, with the Rev. Andrew S. Hvozdovic, pastor, officiating.

For additional information or to send Joe's family a message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home's website,, or Facebook page.

In lieu of floral offerings, the family kindly asks that you consider making a donation in Joe's memory to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451, or by visiting

Published by Citizens Voice from Sep. 9 to Sep. 10, 2021.
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Everyone who knew Joe knew that he was fond of quotes. The one that comes to mind now is, "Once you have kids, it's not about you anymore!" He was laser focused on getting his three daughters a good start in life. He was in my office a few days before he passed, and he expressed satisfaction with the progress of, "Michelle and The Twins". He would also refer to his wife as, "The Lovely Mrs. Leonard". This was a tragic loss for his family, his friends, and the community. If all dads were like Joe, the world would be a much better place. I will miss his sometimes bombastic, but often perceptive opinions on the issues that face the world. Please let me know if there is anything I can do during this ordeal.
Jeff Thomas
September 13, 2021
God called your name, and we were not ready. Tomorrow will be difficult, but we will carry on knowing beautiful life came a happy end: You died as you lived - everyone´s friend. May God´s blessings lift your soul to heaven. `til we meet again.
Jane Troynacki and Jean Troynacki Simenkiewicz- WA Class of 81
September 12, 2021
I can´t believe I have to write a message of such a somber nature for my dear friend Joseph. We enjoyed many conversations of both a business and social nature and I could always count on him to provide assistance in either context. Having learned of his passing, I regret not being able to offer condolence in person to Jane and their daughters. I know how proud he was of all their accomplishments. Also, to Susan, his loving mother for raising a son of outstanding character. May Joseph´s legacy be carried forth in all of your endeavors and may he keep watch over all of you.
Steve kester and LeeAnn
September 12, 2021
. ,I will kindly remember the camaraderie I was able to participate in with Joe and family while at neighborhood parties and camping. He surely was a faithful family man and friendly neighbor. My prayers are for comfort for his grieving loved ones, especially Jane and their 3 beautiful daughters. I pass on the Christian song written by 19 year old Anne Wilson after the death of a loved one; the name of the song is My Jesus. It is available on YouTube. God's blessings to y'all. I am also praying that our dear Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will guide, direct, and strength you all as you move forward, through the power of the Holy Spirit.
(Grammy) Paula Louise Priebe Kostewicz
September 10, 2021
I know Joe from Kingston indoor tennis. Big guy with a big heart. So very sad to see him leave us so soon. His kind and jovial manner will surely be missed. My deepest condolences to the Leonard family on the passing of their beloved, Joe. God bless you in your time of grief.
Kate Churnetski
September 10, 2021
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
American Heart Association
September 10, 2021
Sue, I am heartsick over your loss. Having met Joe on our US Open trips, I know what a charming and witty young man he was and how close he was to you. My prayers are with you.
Margaret Grimes
September 10, 2021
Jane and family, I am deeply saddened by your loss. Joe had a gift to make others laugh and see the bright side of every day . He will be missed by all .
Bill Hooper
September 10, 2021
I can´t believe that I will not be swinging a racket next to Joe again! I will forever miss his camaraderie on the court and his passion for life. We all heard joy in his voice when speaking of his daughters, so proud he was of them, and a consummate family man! God bless you and your family, Jane, all good things! Yours in the tennis world, Bill Ziegler
Ziegler III William D
September 9, 2021
I will never forget Joe's joy of life and him singing falsetto to the Ooh Ooh OoH part of Rolling Stones "Miss You" in the backseat of the car driving down Shoemaker street too many years ago. Now that song title mirrors how so many of us feel right now. Truly sorry to his family for their loss. My deepest condolences.
Bill Rossick
September 9, 2021
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