Richard W. Leonard
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Jackson Township, NJ
Richard W. Leonard

AGE: 70 • Jackson Twp.

RICHARD W. LEONARD, 70, of Jackson Twp., NJ, passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2017, at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold, NJ, with his wife by his side after a courageous 24-year battle of illness due to his line of duty injury. Richard was born in Perth Amboy, NJ, and resided there until 1992 when he moved to Jackson.

He was a graduate of St. Mary's High School, Perth Amboy, NJ, and a 1969 graduate of the University of Minnesota.

Richard joined the Ironworkers Local 480 in Elizabeth in 1968 where he worked until becoming a career Uniformed Fireman in 1987 for the city of Perth Amboy. Richard retired on December 1, 1994, after suffering a career-ending injury while in the line of duty.

Richard was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Perth Amboy, NJ, and Jackson Twp., NJ, #6201, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Ocean County Emerald Society, and served as the Fire Commissioner for Jackson Twp., Fire District 4, Station 54 since 2003.

He was predeceased by his Father, Richard John Leonard; his Mother-in -law, Harriet Nugent; and by his Father-in-law, Patrick Nugent. Richard is survived by his Wife of 47 years, Catherine Leonard of Jackson Twp., NJ; his Son, Richard P. Leonard and his Wife, Francesca (Valente) Leonard of Jackson Twp., NJ; his Daughters, Erin Leonard of Jackson Twp., NJ, and Robin Ostek and her Husband, Bronson of Jackson Twp., NJ; his Granddaughters, Lauren Ostek, Jillian Ostek, and Sophia Leonard; his Mother, Violet (Dayko) Leonard of Perth Amboy, NJ; his Brother, David Leonard and his Wife, Lorraine of Colonia, NJ; and by his Nephews, David Leonard and his Wife, Valerie, Shawn Leonard and his Wife, Danielle; and Thomas Leonard.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at the GEORGE S. HASSLER FUNERAL HOME, 980 Bennetts Mills Rd., Jackson Twp., NJ 08527. A funeral gathering will be offered at 8:00 AM on Friday, August 4, 2017, at the funeral home. His Funeral Liturgy will follow at 9:00 AM at St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, 935 Bennetts Mills Rd., Jackson Twp., NJ 08527. A private cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Richard's memory to the Ocean County Emerald Society, PO Box 1955, Brick, NJ 08723, Attn: Scholarship Fund, and would be greatly appreciated. For directions, further information, and to send condolence messages to the family, please visit www.hasslerfuneralhome.com.



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Published by Home News Tribune on Aug. 1, 2017.
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George S. Hassler Funeral Home
980 Bennetts Mills Rd., Jackson Township, NJ
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Visitation
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George S. Hassler Funeral Home
980 Bennetts Mills Rd., Jackson Township, NJ
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Funeral
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George S. Hassler Funeral Home
980 Bennetts Mills Rd., Jackson Township, NJ
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Liturgy
9:00a.m.
St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church
935 Bennetts Mills Rd., Jackson Twp, NJ
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Cathy so sorry to here about the passing of Rich . I had a lot of good memories of Rich
Rich/ Sherry Toth
August 3, 2017
Dear Cathy,Erin,,Richie,Robin and family, We will always remember Rich for his kindness and his contagious laugh. Please know that you are in out thoughts and will forever be in our hearts.
Margaret and Bob Klaslo
August 2, 2017
Richie,
You were the best friendly face at the firehouse in Perth Amboy. I knew you when I first joined Protection H&L 1. You always had a smile on your face and your laugh made me smile. You made time for everyone. You will be sorely missed. RIP my friend.
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