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In Memory of

Victor Joseph Leonard

May 26, 1933 - March 31, 2015

Obituary


Victor Joseph Leonard was born on May 26, 1933 in Watertown, New York, to Roswell Leonard & Florence McKinley Leonard. He was the youngest of two brothers who grew up in Watertown. As a child, Victor was involved in the Boy Scouts of America and played saxophone. He enjoyed playing softball, hockey and liked to bowl. The family often enjoyed going to the cottage for weekend retreats.
Victor was a man of faith, born and raised Catholic. He graduated from Immaculate Heart Academy in Watertown, New York 1950, and was crowned King of Senior Year....

Victor Joseph Leonard was born on May 26, 1933 in Watertown, New York, to Roswell Leonard & Florence McKinley Leonard. He was the youngest of two brothers who grew up in Watertown. As a child, Victor was involved in the Boy Scouts of America and played saxophone. He enjoyed playing softball, hockey and liked to bowl. The family often enjoyed going to the cottage for weekend retreats.
Victor was a man of faith, born and raised Catholic. He graduated from Immaculate Heart Academy in Watertown, New York 1950, and was crowned King of Senior Year. He attended Clarkson College of Technology from 1950 ~ 1955 and earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering. Soon after college, he married Mary Cameron in 1958 and they had three sons together. In 1967, he married Janet Zion and took in her two children as his own. Together they had their youngest child, Susan. They were married for 48 years until her passing two weeks ago on March 17, 2015.
In order to provide for his family, Victor worked as an engineer, working with conveyors and materials handling. He began at Lamson Corporation in Syracuse, NY from 1955 to 1967. He then worked for Logan Company in Louisville, Kentucky; Conveyer Corporation of America in Fort Worth, Texas. In 1981, Victor worked for Cisco-Eagle Material Handling in both Tulsa and Dallas and stayed there until he retired in 2009. Victor enjoyed working in the yard, maintaining the swimming pool and reading the newspaper from front to back. He enjoyed watching sports on t.v. and loved going on cruises with his wife, Janet. His favorite spot to be was at home, on the sofa, remote in hand watching the t.v. Victor was stubborn, opinionated, yet loyal to his family. Whenever a crisis arose, he was there for his family. Victor's favorite saying was, "Did You Learn Anything?" in his sarcastic way. This was our "V.J."
On Tuesday, March 31, 2015, Victor Joseph Leonard was called Home. He was greeted in Heaven by his parents, "Bud" & Florence Leonard; his older brother, Hilliard Leonard and his late wife, Janet Leonard.
His life and legacy will continue to be remembered and honored by his children: William Ayre of Orlando, FL; Jayne Ayre of Orlando, FL; Michael Leonard of Tulsa, OK; Paul Leonard of Ocala, FL; Bryan Leonard & his wife Patricia of Syracuse, NY; Susan Hand & her husband Chris of Carrollton, TX; grandchildren: Christian, Shannon, Vicki, Ryan, Jennifer, Erin, Cameron, Katelyn & Ryan; a great-granddaughter, Rylann; and many more nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends.