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William D. Leckrone

William D. Leckrone

April 08, 1926 ‐ March 20, 2017

Birthplace:
Berea, Ohio
Resided In:
Westlake, Ohio
Visitation:
March 24, 2017 [ view details ]
Service:
March 25, 2017 [ view details ]
Cemetery:
Chestnut Grove Cemetery [ view details ]
 

William D. Leckrone, age 90, passed away on March 20,2017. Bill was beloved husband of Joan (Townsend) for 68 years. Cherished Dad of Gloria (Gary) Swerling, Nancy (Gary) Kinzy, David, Donald (Cathy), Janet (Michael) Corbitt, Laura (Steven) Szabo, Judy (Scott) Hanson, Thomas (Laura) and Holly (Kirk Roda). Loving Grandpa of Wendy, Lisa, Amy (Gloria) , Kelly, Ryan, Michael (Nancy), Vanessa, Mitchell (David), Brian, Eric, Alison (Don), Parker, Michaela, Natalia (Janet), Hannah, Peter (Laura), Christopher, Mindy (Judy), Jacob, Hannah (Tom), Esme, Iden and Solomon (Holly) and great-grandfather of 14. Brother of Robert Leckrone, Marge Dunkin and the late Joyce Hilditch. Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Bill was a World War II Marine Veteran and was in the Battle of Okinawa. He retired from IBM after 37 years. He loved old cars, driving, hikes and bicycling, which he was active in until his late 80’s. Bill and Joan’s 68 year marriage was a beacon of light and inspiration, not only for their family, but to all who met them. Bill’s family was always his pride and joy, and his happiest times were spending time with them and traveling to visit. Much of his family travelled from around the country to visit him in his final weeks, and in his final hours he was surrounded by loved ones. Bill’s values and priorities of love, hard work, generosity and faith will live on in his large family. Many wonderful memories will always be treasured and his light will live on in the hearts of those who love him. Church always played an important role in Bill’s life. He has been an active member of Olmsted Community Church, Heritage Presbyterian Church and North Olmsted United Methodist Church. Funeral service to be held Saturday, March 25 at 11 am at North Olmsted United Methodist Church, 4600 Dover Center Road, North Olmsted, 44070. Family and friends will be received on Friday from 5-8 pm at Jenkins Funeral Chapel, 2914 Dover Center Road, Westlake. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the church or Crossroads Hospice, 9775 Rockside Rd. #270, Valley View, 44125

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  • Date:
    March 29, 2017
    Name:
    Paul Swerling
    From:
    Nahant, Ma

    My dearest John and family. My heart is broken and I feel all your pain. I understand how tough and lost you almost feel. Dad was a great guy and I enjoyed our many conversations together. Brad and I feel terrible that we were unable to make the funeral. We will see each other soon and I am very sure that Gary and Gloria will extend our deepest condolences.


  • Date:
    March 20, 2017
    Name:
    Ron and Arlene Towne
    From:
    Amherst, OH

    Dear Joan and Family, We are sad to hear the passing of Bill. Our prayers and sympathy go out to each and every one of you. Joan (and Bill), you lived right next door to us for many years, and we really missed you when you moved to Westlake a couple of years ago. Muzz said he will always remember going to the Amherst Comets football game with Bill. You have a wonderful, loving family. With our love, Muzz and Arlene Towne


  • Date:
    March 20, 2017
    Name:
    Kathy O'Neal and Family
    From:
    Fredericksburg, Va

    Our prayers and deepest sympathies go out to you Laura and Steve and your entire family. Kathy O'Neal and Ray Hitt JoAnn Warren and Chris Allen Raymond O'Neal