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Harry E. Leonard, Jr.

Harry E. Leonard, Jr., 83, of Gardner, formerly of Mechanicsburg, PA, passed away, Wednesday, December 23, 2020, in Wachusett Manor, Gardner, after an illness. 

Born in Harrisburg, PA, on June 30, 1937, he was the son of the late Harry E. Leonard, Sr. and Clara (Schafer) Leonard. He graduated from William Penn High School, Harrisburg, PA, with the Class of 1955, and from Susquehanna University with the Class of 1959. Harry was a professional employed by General Public Utilities in New Jersey for 27-years until his retirement. He was previously employed by Burroughs Corporation (Sperry Corporation) in Detroit.

Harry was a member of the Lions Club of Hampton Township, PA. Harry loved baseball and especially loved watching his Philadelphia Phillies. He loved to travel the world and see all it had to offer. But the time he loved the most was spent with his family.

Harry is survived by his wife of 61-years, Nancy L. (Ridinger) Leonard of Gardner; a son Steven Leonard and his wife Carolyn of Hubbardston; a daughter, Lori Kearney of Kalamazoo, MI; four grandchildren, Scott, Christina, and Keri Leonard, and Thomas Kearney; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was predeceased by his sister Doris Miller.

Funeral Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or on their website at (www.alz.org). Please reference in memory of Harry E. Leonard, Jr.

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My loving Harry--such a dear friend throughout our years at Susquehanna Univer. I will always remember your devotion to your dear Nancy-- those late night deliveries of her Pepsi Colas,, her Tastycake cupcakes--all so she could stay awake and cram the books. And your love of Fats Domino--we were forced repeatedly to listen to On Blueberry Hill. Rest in Peace in HIS ARMS with your Nancy,
my special friend.

Thelma Rosetti Smith Jan 1 2021 12:00 AM

We are sorry for your loss.

Geoff James & Family Dec 27 2020 12:00 AM