Obituary: William Earl "Bill" Leonard |

Obituary: William Earl "Bill" Leonard

A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Saturday, Oct. 21 for William Earl “Bill” Leonard, who died Oct. 18, 2000, at his home in Gardnerville, Nev. He was 72.

Mr. Leonard was born Feb. 27, 1928, at New York City, N.Y., to Earl and Anna Beckman Leonard and served in the United States Army in Seoul, Korea. He graduated from New York University with a bachelor’s degree in business and had been manager of several branches of City Bank in New York City. Mr. Leonard married Agnes L. Haiss June 30, 1951, in the Bronx, N.Y.

He had been a resident of South Lake Tahoe prior to moving to Gardnerville six years ago. He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus in South Lake Tahoe as well as a member of St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville. He was an avid sports fan who loved the New York Yankees.

Survivors include his wife, Agnes L. Leonard of Gardnerville; sons, James Leonard of Spring Valley, N.Y., Thomas Leonard of South Lake Tahoe, Richard Leonard of Hampton, N.J., and Michael Leonard of Spring Valley; daughters, Patricia Heffner of South Lake Tahoe, Kathleen Koslovsky of Canton, Mich., Theresa Dombroski of Hohokus, N.J., Ann Koslovsky of Longmont, Colo., and Elizabeth Zanosky of Park Ridge, N.J.; brother, Donald Leonard of Pawcatuck, Conn.; and 21 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, one brother and two grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. and a Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m., all Saturday, Oct. 21 at St. Gall Catholic Church, 1342 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville.

Donations in Mr. Leonard’s memory may be made to St. Gall Pastoral Center, 1343 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville, NV 89410 or St. Mary’s Hospice of Northern Nevada, 1155 W. Fourth St., Suite 224, Reno, NV 89503.

Arrangements are FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home in Gardnerville.

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