George Leonard Jr.

Feb 9 1942
Jun 14 2022
80 Years

George Leonard Jr., 80, of Coatesville, PA passed away at Newport Meadows Nursing Home in Christiana on Tuesday, June 14, 2022.   He was the son of the late George Leonard Sr. and Grace (Sweitzer) Leonard of Coatesville.

Following his formal education George went on to honorably serve our nation in the United States Air Force. He was stationed at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho, where he was awarded a Small Arms Marksmanship Ribbon and Metal of Good Conduct, before receiving his honorable discharge after four years of service.  
After his time in the Air Force, he was a truck driver for several years in Idaho, eventually moving back to Pennsylvania where he worked as a Metal Fabricator, then went on to work for a Wood Working Company in his pre-retirement years.   
In his earlier days George enjoyed Camping, Fishing, Riding Motorcycles, and Racing Cars. George was an excellent mechanic and a talented wood carver. He really enjoyed making crosses, jewelry boxes, and figurines out of wood, which were all very beautiful.   He was an animal lover and was particularly fond of his 5 Cats!  
He is survived by three children; Vonnay Chambers husband Jim of West Chester, PA, Rick Leonard, and Regina Mickelson of Boise, Idaho, two grandchildren; Jessica DiStefano and Vaughn (Molly) Chambers, a host of nieces and nephews, and one brother Wallace Leonard of Narvon.  
He is preceded in death by 5 siblings: Robert Leonard, William Leonard, Louis Leonard, Charles Leonard, and Jerry Leonard.    George was married to Sweetie Leonard of Coatesville for 20 years (mother of Vonnay).   He was also married to Cheryl Waldschmidt of Idaho (mother of Rick and Regina), as well as Rebecca Hays and Tonya Leonard over the years.   

His family will miss him immensely and treasures time spent with him.  
Graveside Services will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, from Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Indiantown Gap Rd, Annville, PA 17003.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg. Online condolences can be posted at  

Service Date: 
Jul 20 2022 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Indiantown Gap Rd, Annville, PA 17003


We are so sorry to hear about George's passing. We had a lot of fun playing cards and hanging out with them years ago. George was very talented at woodworking & just about anything he tried his hand at. We had a lot of good years working with him at Lukens Steel Co.. He was a great guy and we will miss him very much. 

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