WELLERSBURG, Pa. — Richard “Dick” Henry Leo-nard, 70, of Wellersburg, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.
Born April 1, 1943, in Mount Savage, Mr. Leonard was the son of the late William Grant Leonard and Flossie (Winebrenner) Leonard-Knieriem. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Betty Burley, Myrtle Holt, and Jessie Norris.
A graduate of Mount Savage High School, class of 1961, Dick was a United States Army veteran and retired from CSX Railroad. He was a member of the Wellersburg Volunteer Fire Department and was President of the Relief Association for the Fire Department. Dick was also a member of the Wellersburg Borro Council; the National Rifle Association; an honorary member of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Association; and volunteered for the Election Board. Dick was an avid golfer and loved watching the Pittsburgh Steelers. His granddaughters were his life.
Dick is survived by his wife of 49 years, Peggy J. Leonard; and his son, Richard T. Leonard and wife, Shelly, Meyersdale, Pa. He also leaves behind his granddaughters, Savannah D. Leonard and Shawna D. Leonard; as well as his brother, Robert Leonard and wife, Carol, Martinsburg, W.Va.
Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, (www.AdamsFamilyFuneralHome.com) on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m.
A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jim Jefferies officiating.
Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.
Military honors will be accorded by at the Cemetery by the Post 13 Veterans Honor Guard.