Leonard S. Wojnarek
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Leonard S. Wojnarek

August 07, 1922 - November 22, 2010

Leonard S. Wojnarek

August 07, 1922 - November 22, 2010


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Obituary for Leonard S. Wojnarek

Leonard S. Wojnarek Elmira: Age 88, died Monday, November 22, 2010, at Arnot Odgen Medical Center. Leonard was born August 7, 1922, the son of Anthony and Agnes (Wojzas) Wojnarek. He is predeceased by his wife Mary Colson Wojnarek; brothers, John, Florian, Francis and Bernard; and sister Sophie Rohde. Leonard is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Sharon and William Knott of Elmira; grandchildren, Meredith (John) Walker of Indian Trail NC and Colin (Vinka) Knott of Novelty OH; great grandchildren, Megan Walker, Ryan Walker and Kristian Knott: sisters-in-law, Doris Clark, Olive Wengel, Dorothy Colson and Norma Garrison all of Elmira; several nieces and nephews. Leonard was a U S Army veteran serving his country during WWII. He worked for over 30 years at Remington Rand, before going to work for St. Casimir’s Church, from where he retired. Leonard was a life long communicant of St. Casimir’s Church. He was member of the White Eagle’s Club, a member of the Elmira Sports Hall of Fame for his softball accomplishments and a member of the Polish National Alliance Sports Hall of Fame. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Friday, November 26, 2010 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 12:15 p.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m. at St. Casimir’s Church. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Leonard with a donation to Meals on Wheels, 150 Fox Street, Elmira NY 14901 or the Arctic League, P.O. Box 113, Elmira NY 14902.

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