Stephen Leonard

23 Oct 2019 | 12:48

    Stephen Leonard passed away on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, in Monroe.

    Steve as he was called, was born Feb. 12, 1942, in Cliffside Park, N.J. He was the son of Christine and Stephen Leonard.

    After graduating High School and Bergen Technical School in Hackensack, N.J., where he studied carpentry, he enlisted in the Army and served as an engineer for his country for six years.

    After finishing his military duties, he returned to his high school sweetheart Sylvia and had been married for 58 years.

    He became a police officer in North Bergen, N.J., and remained on for six years. He was a firefighter in North Bergen and a member of the International Association of Fire Fighters for 21 years.

    Steve also worked in construction, knowing all aspects of building.

    In North Bergen Steve and Sylvia were residents for more than 35 years.

    They moved to Orange County and have been residents for 15 years and members of St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Harriman.

    Steve is survived by his wife Sylvia and son Paul Leonard who are still residents of Monroe. Steve was predeceased by his sister Eleanor Leonard.

    Visitation was held Oct. 24 at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe.

    A Funeral Mass was held at St. Anastasia Church in Harriman.

    Interment took place at St. Anastasia Cemetery.

    In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Anastasia’s Church, 21 North Main Street, Harriman.

    Arrangements by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home (845-782-8185; www.ssqfuneralhome.com).