Michael J. “Jack” Leonard, 81, of Johnstown, passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2019 surrounded in love by his devoted family. Born June 2, 1937 in Johnstown, son of Walter and Elsie (Kelley) Leonard.
Preceded in death by brother Charles, uncle Lewis Kelley, and brothers-in-law Andrew and James Hecker, and sister-in-law Jo Ann Kriss.
Survived by his loving wife of 57 years Mary Ellen (Hecker), children Tammy Micik (Dave), Terri Shumaker, Sharon Leonard, Michael Leonard (Bridget); grandchildren David and Tyler Micik, Christopher and Morgan Shumaker, step grandchildren Brandy and Joey. Also survived by brother-in-law Robert Hecker (Che Che) and sister-in-law Christine Hecker, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Jack served our country honorably in the United States Army. He was employed by Bethlehem Steel and Bethlehem Mines. Jack had a love for life. He loved hunting, fishing, "the farm", being around nature, and was an avid outdoorsman. He was a member of the Tire Hill Rod & Gun Club and Greater Ferndale Sportsman’s Club. Jack was the best husband, father, grandfather, and friend that anyone could ask. He filled his family’s lives with love, laughter, happiness, wisdom, and “papisms”. His salty humor could light up any room. He was a truly dedicated family man who put his family in the center of his universe. Jack will be forever missed, but forever cherished in all our hearts.
Friends received from 3-8 PM on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 AM Friday, May 31, 2019 at St. John Gualbert Cathedral. Very Rev. James F. Crookston. Interment, Grandview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Riverside Volunteer Fire Company, 615 Liberty Ave, Johnstown PA 15905 or Proclaim! P.O. Box 807, Johnstown PA 15907 in Jack’s memory.
Riverside Volunteer Fire Company
615 Liberty Ave, Johnstown PA 15905
Proclaim TV Ministry - St John Gualbert
117 Clinton Street, Johnstown PA 15901