Richard A. Leonard
01/23/1649 - 11/18/2018

Richard A. Leonard, 69, of Hanover, passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at his home. He was the husband of Linda R. (Keeney) Leonard, his wife of 45 years.  Born January 23, 1949 in Irishtown, he was the son of the late Dennis A. and Helen P. (Brooks) Leonard.  Rick retired from Mechanicsburg Naval Depot after 32 years of service. He was a 1968 graduate of Delone Catholic High School in McSherrystown. He proudly served as a Sergeant in the United States Army during Vietnam, receiving the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Purple Heart, Expert (Rifle), and 1st Class Gunner (Grenade). Rick was a member of the American Heart Association, Disabled Veterans Association, McSherrystown Home Association, and the VFW in East Berlin.  Surviving in addition to his wife are his son, Dennis J. Leonard of McSherrystown; one grandchild, Brittny J. Klinedinst of Glenville; and four siblings, James Leonard and wife Diane of Abbottstown, Joan Hagerman of Hanover, Jean Hartless and husband Herman of MD, and Stephen Leonard and wife Joann of Hanover. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Stacey M. Klinedinst and a sister, Patricia Boone.  A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Avenue, McSherrystown, with military honors provided by the Hanover Allied Veterans Honor Guard. Burial will be private. Friends and relatives will be received Saturday 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  Contributions in memory of Rick may be made to POW-MIA Families, 5675 Columbia Pike, Suite 100, Falls Church, VA 22041 or Central PA Humane Society, 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602.


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Posted at:11/20/2018 12:12 pm
Steve & JoAnn Leonard
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Rick. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Steve and JoAnn

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