GIRARD, Ohio – James W. Leonard, Sr., 87, passed away peacefully early Saturday morning, July 15, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, with his family by his side.
James was born February 19, 1930, in Mt. Braddock, Pennsylvania, a son of the late William and Annabelle Fullmer Leonard and came to the Youngstown area in the early 1950’s.
Jim worked for RMI Titanium for 32 years, retiring in 1992.
Mr. Leonard’s greatest joy was the time he spent with his family. He also loved to fish and he enjoyed traveling, especially to Cocoa Beach, Florida, where Jim and his wife spent their winters after retiring.
James leaves his wife of 67 years, Molly Richey Leonard, whom he married February 18, 1950; a son, James W. Leonard, Jr. (Carol Kobal) of Girard; a daughter, Carol Leonard Mraovich of Orange City, Florida; two grandchildren, Dr. Amanda Leonard and Kayla Mraovich and several nieces and nephews.
Five brothers, Bryson, Charles, Eugene, Harry and Walt Leonard and two sisters, Patty and Dolores, preceded James in death.
Family and friends may call from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Friday, July 21, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 222 S. State St., in Girard, where funeral services will follow at 6:00 p.m.
A television tribute will air Wednesday, July 19 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.