Leo H. Profitt

Leo H. Profitt

Winchester, Clark County, Kentucky, USA
Death 26 Aug 2014 (aged 95)
Kettering, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Burial Kettering, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Plot Scattering Cremation Garden - Remembrance Garden Lot 4, Space 45.
Memorial ID 180239000 · View Source
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PROFITT, Leo H. of Kettering died August 26 at home. Born October 16, 1918 in Winchester, KY he was preceded in death by son Leo Edward, daughter Janet, step-son David, brothers Elbert and Malcolm Profitt and sister Mabel Luibel. He is survived by his wife Lynda, brother Roy Profitt, daughters Beverly (Mike) Croake, Charlotte (Paul) Yandora, stepdaughters JoAnne (Alan) MacFarland, Stephanie Jayne, Tracy (Mark Crews) Jayne, and many beloved descendants. Leo attended UK and in the late 1930s he worked in final assembly and pre-flight at Aeronca Aircraft in Middletown earning a student pilot license. He worked in the experimental lab at Waco in Troy, OH and after Pearl Harbor was an inspector of flight control systems and bomb-sight stabilizer installation at Convair B-29 bomber plant in San Diego, CA. Leo joined the Marines in 1944 was wounded on Iwo Jima and earned the Purple Heart. After WWII Leo managed Noland Camera Store in Middletown and in 1952 managed Malone Camera Store in Towne & Country before opening his own camera store PhotoLeo in the Eichelberger Center in 1957. In 1964 Leo was invited to be part of President Eisenhauer's People-to-People photographic tour of Eastern Europe and Russia and in 1965 the PhotoLeo store earned The Brand Names Foundation Retailer of the Year Award as the #1 photographic retailer in the U.S. and Canada. In 1975 Leo was a camera equipment sales rep in OH, KY, and IN and in retirement he enjoyed maintaining fleets of golf carts for Cassel Hills Golf Club Vandalia, Meadowbrook Country Club Dayton and working part-time at MotoPhoto in Centerville. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Kettering American Legion Post 598, and charter member of Kettering Kiwanis. Over the years Leo volunteered with Kettering Chamber of Commerce, Holiday at Home, Tour of Kettering Bicycle Races and served on the Kettering Neighborhood Pride Committee as photographer. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of Dayton. Online condolences may be sent to: www.tobiasfuneralhome.com

Published in Dayton Daily News on Aug. 31, 2014

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leo H. Profitt (16 Oct 1918–26 Aug 2014), Find a Grave Memorial no. 180239000, citing Davids Cemetery, Kettering, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by LindaS (contributor 48401390) .