Jay B. Leonard, Jr. 73, of Bupp Flats, Tidioute, died Saturday evening, June 29, 2013 at the Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA after a brief illness. He was born in Endeavor, PA, March 29, 1940, a son of the late Jay B. Leonard, Sr. and Edith Emert Leonard and had attended the Hickory Schools. Prior to retirement he had worked as an inspector at the National Forge Company in Irvine, PA. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 49 years, Jennie (SIS) Leonard, May 10, 2010, and two sisters, Bonnie Salsgiver and Carol Turner.
He is survived by a son, Donald ( Butch ) Leach, Tidioute, two daughters, Tina Leonard, Tidioute and Cindy Leonard, Erie, PA. He is further survived by a brother, Richard Leonard and a sister, Violet Birchard, both of Warren, PA, three grandchildren and four great grandchildren, and his second wife, Linda Bemis Leonard.
A private interment service will be held in Swedish Union Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by the James M. Higgins Funeral Home of Tidioute, PA.