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Gerald M. "Jerry" Leon
Birth: Jan. 14, 1933
Atlantic City
Atlantic County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jun. 4, 1997
Reston
Fairfax County
Virginia, USA

On June 4, 1997 the world lost one of it's sweetest souls when my wonderful dad died of lung cancer, a brutal disease he said he would not wish on his worst enemy... as if he actually had one. He was 64 years old. Not a young man but certainly much before his time.

He was a kind, patient and gentle father who always had time for his kids. He was involved (or at least interested) in everything we did. He was a sweet soul, incredibly funny and a talented artist, painter, carpenter and singer. Boy, could he SING!!

He was a Navy Korean War Veteran and served aboard three ships, including the USS Donner as a signalman sending critical, secret messages between ships using Morse code, lights and flags.

He surely wasn't perfect and made his share of mistakes, but in all my life with him I never saw him do anything to hurt another human being either physically, emotionally or financially. He treated everyone with respect. He would no sooner walk by a janitor or doorman without cheerfully saying hello than he would the president of the United States. He never once uttered a racial or ethnic slur and would have never tolerated that from us. He was a gentleman by definition because he was just that, a "gentle man."

Even if I live a hundred years, nothing I ever do or accomplish will make me prouder than simply being this man's son.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Harry Leon (1907 - 1990)
  Mildred Krieger Leon (1913 - 1985)
 
 Sibling:
  Gerald M. Leon (1933 - 1997)
  Charles David Leon (1946 - 1972)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
King David Memorial Gardens
Falls Church
Fairfax County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Ronald Leon
Record added: Apr 24, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6367891
Gerald M. Jerry Leon
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Gerald M. Jerry Leon
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Gerald M. Jerry Leon
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With honor and respect. ★☆★
- sniksnak
 Added: Oct. 2, 2014
This was a wonderful man and father that will be loved and remembered by many. Blessings.
- Sandi Cheatham
 Added: Aug. 27, 2014

- Cinnamon Girl
 Added: Aug. 26, 2014
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