|Birth: ||Jan. 14, 1933|
New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 4, 1997|
On June 4, 1997 the world lost one of it's sweetest souls when my wonderful dad died of lung cancer, a brutal disease he said he would not wish on his worst enemy... as if he actually had one. He was 64 years old. Not a young man but certainly much before his time.
He was a kind, patient and gentle father who would always make time for his kids. He was involved (or at least interested) in everything we did. He was a sweet soul, incredibly funny and a talented artist, painter, carpenter and singer. Boy, could he SING!!
He was a Navy Korean War Veteran and served aboard three ships, including the USS Donner and USS Des Moines as a signalman sending critical, secret messages between ships using Morse code, lights and flags.
He surely wasn't perfect and made his share of mistakes, but in all my life with him I never saw him do anything to hurt another human being either physically, emotionally or financially. He treated everyone with respect and would no sooner walk by a janitor or doorman without cheerfully saying hello than he would the president of the United States. He never once uttered a racial or ethnic slur and would have never tolerated that from us. He was a gentleman by definition because he was just that, a "gentle man."
I still live my life in a way that would make him proud of me and always will, but even if I live a hundred years, nothing I ever do or accomplish will make me prouder than simply being this man's son.
Harry Leon (1907 - 1990)
Mildred Krieger Leon (1913 - 1985)
Sandra Shaw Leon (1935 - 1997)*
Gerald M. Leon (1933 - 1997)
Charles David Leon (1946 - 1972)*
King David Memorial Gardens
Created by: Ronald Leon
Record added: Apr 24, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6367891