Leonard Morton Sacks, son of Sam and Clara Sacks, was born in Waterbury, Connecticut on November 24th, 1924. His family moved to Daytona Beach after the depression to help with a business, Sanitary Fish Company, started by his aunt and uncle. Leonard enlisted in World War II and was wounded in the Battle of Normandy for which he received a Purple Heart and the French Legion of Honor Award. After serving his country, he was the first of his family to go to college. He married Evelyn Shirley Bernstein, the love of his life and began a noted community-focused career in Daytona Beach, building a business with his father and brother which evolved into Food Supply Inc. While providing for his wife and four children, Leonard found the time and dedication to serve as President of Daytona Beach Rotary when women were first admitted, Chairman of the Daytona Beach Community College Board of Trustees, President and Founding Member of Temple Beth-El. He was a recipient of the Daytona Beach Civic League Award for these and all his other numerous contributions. He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Evelyn Sacks, his four children, Susan Sacks and her husband, Craig Wiesner, Phyllis and Marc Worob, David and Mardi Sacks, Carla Sacks and her husband John Morris. His eight grandchildren, Rebecca and Samantha Sacks, Madeline and Jasper Morris, Nathan and Mitchell Worob along with Corey and Sidney Rodas were his pride and joy. He will be dearly missed and remembered for his values, his honesty, his hard work and his interminable jokes. With Leonard Sacks, what you saw was what you got. And that was more than anyone could ask for. Funeral services will be at Temple Beth-El, 579 N Nova Rd in Ormond Beach, Fla. on Sunday, January 15th at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers we request that donations be made to the Temple Beth-El Building Fund, the Jewish Federation/Jerry Doliner Food Bank or Rotary International Polio Plus Program.
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