John Earl “Stoney” Leonhart, age 76, resident of 24612 Old Hwy # 86, Cambridge Springs, PA, died Thursday, February 25, 2010 at Crawford County Care Center, Saegertown, where he had resided for the past month. Born in Saegertown, PA on November 13, 1933, he was a son of the late Frank Leonhart and Mary Ethyln Bain Leonhart. Following his first marriage to Barbara Atkinson he married Jacquelyn Myers on June 9, 1985 who preceded him in death.
Leonhart, John Earl Following service in the Korean War with the US Army, John returned to live in Methuen, MA where he started his own business doing auto repairs for several years. He then became a fireman working for the Methuen Fire Department retiring in 1980. In 1985 he began residence in Cambridge Springs, PA. John was a member of American Legion Post # 381. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, boating on Lake Erie with his brother, Bob, and spending time visiting his many friends.
Preceding John in death in addition to his parents and his second wife, Jacqueline, was one brother – Frank Leonhart, Jr. Surviving family members include three sons – Eric Leonhart of Methuen, MA; Steven Leonhart and his wife, Suzanne of Cambridge Springs; Scott Leonhart and his wife, Mary of Methuen, MA; a daughter – Shari Leonhart of Lawrence, MA; a sister – Betty Humes and a brother – Robert Leonhart and his wife, Lillian all of Cambridge Springs; two grandchildren – Deanna Leonhart of Lawrence, MA and Jason Leonhart and great granddaughter – Bianca Leonhart of NH. Additional survivors include six step children – Keith Corey and his wife, Alexa of Cambridge Springs; Chris Corey and his wife, Christa of Danville, NH; Tammy Corey and Raymond Corey, both of Meadville; Tony Corey and his wife, Paula and Karen Machado all of Methuen, MA. Also three great grandchildren – Travis, Kira, Kaytlin; eleven step grandchildren, one step great grandchild, Leilah; and many nieces and nephews survive.
Memorial services will be held on Sunday, February 28th at 2:30 p.m. at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs. Reverend James Callender, pastor of the First Church of God in Cambridge Springs will officiate.