In memory of
Patrick Timothy Leonard, of Carlisle, PA passed away unexpectedly in his home on June 29, 2020. He was born October 29, 1948 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Robert C. Leonard and Mary Jane (nee McCarthy) Leonard. Patrick studied Journalism at Bowling Green State University in Ohio and was a retiree of the Mechanicsburg Navy Depot where he was Division Supervisor for the underwater and ammunition unit. Patrick was a lifelong learner and deep thinker known to inspire those closest to him to think critically and engage in respectful discourse on topics of life including politics, religion and current events. He was an avid reader with an incredible memory who once got to the qualifying round to be a contestant on Jeopardy but happened to miss the call back to go on the show. He had a passion for his Cleveland birthplace and was a devout sports fan of the Indians and Browns. He played slow-pitch softball for over 20 years. He enjoyed a good movie, was an incredible cook and looked forward to family holiday gatherings to showcase his remarkable meals. Patrick had an eclectic taste in music with an extensive vinyl collection and attended many concerts throughout his years. He was married to his late wife of 33 years, Marlene, and was known to cherish every moment he had with her and their daughter, Antonia ("Toni"). He is survived by his daughter Antonia (and husband Chad) Eberhart of Huntsville, AL and Marlene's daughters, Joy (and husband Gerald) Mable of Warwick, NY, Stephanie Vanaskie of Carlisle; his brother Robert Leonard, Carlisle and his grandchildren Miranda, Mikey, Tiffanie, Tatianna, Francis, and Clare. He will be dearly missed by all as an integral part of his family's foundation. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at St. Patrick Catholic Marsh Drive Church, 87 Marsh Dr., Carlisle, PA 17015. The service will adhere to social distancing recommendations and is available to watch through a live stream online from the Saint Patrick Church, Carlisle, PA YouTube channel.
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