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Gerald M. "Jerry" Leon
Birth: Jan. 14, 1933
Atlantic City
Atlantic County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jun. 4, 1997
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 would always make 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 and USS Des Moines 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 and 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."

I still live my life in a way that would make him proud of me and always will, but even if I live a hundred years, nothing I ever do or accomplish will make me prouder than simply being this man's son. 
Family links: 
  Harry Leon (1907 - 1990)
  Mildred Krieger Leon (1913 - 1985)
  Sandra Shaw Leon (1935 - 1997)*
  Gerald M. Leon (1933 - 1997)
  Charles David Leon (1946 - 1972)*
*Calculated relationship
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
Added by: Ronald Leon
Gerald M. Jerry Leon
Added by: Ronald Leon
Gerald M. Jerry Leon
Added by: Ronald Leon
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- GLiveoak
 Added: Oct. 13, 2016

- Neil B (John 3:16)
 Added: Jul. 15, 2016
~ may your soul rest in peace ~ you sound like you were a very gentle man and a gentleman ~
- sjb
 Added: May. 17, 2016
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