Leonard M. Zandy,  Aug. 6, 1944 - Nov. 23, 2007

POSTED: November 26, 2007

Aug. 6, 1944 - Nov. 23, 2007

Leonard M. Zandy, 63, of Dillsburg passed away Friday at his home.

He was born in Coupon, Cambria County, son of the late Frank L. and Elvira T. (Fulchiero) Zandy.

Surviving are his loving wife of 37 years, Patricia A. (Strickler) Zandy; daughters: Nicole L. Zandy of Durham, N.C., Kimberly A. Zandy of Dillsburg and Pamela S. Zandy of Arlington, Va.; sisters and brothers-in-law: Madeline E. and Ted Seskey and Shirley G. and Ken Butterbaugh, all of Duncansville; and a half sister, Ida M. Fulchiero in California. He was preceded in death by half brothers: Jildo L. and Frank “Jr.” Zandy.

Leonard was a dealer account manager for Ford Credit serving the central Pennsylvania region. He also was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Mechanicsburg.

He was a 1962 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle High School, Altoona, and a 1966 graduate of Fordham University, Bronx, N.Y., where he was a standout athlete, setting records in baseball and basketball. After college, he played several seasons with the Kansas City Athletics baseball farm team. He also was a former baseball player for the Greater Altoona City League, basketball player for the YMCA League of Altoona and played slow pitch softball in the Altoona area. He also was an avid golfer and animal lover.

Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, at Cocklin Funeral Home Inc., 30 N. Chestnut St., Dillsburg, with the Rev. Chester Snyder officating. A viewing will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at noon Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 201 South St., Newry, with Monsignor Anthony Little officiating. A viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, at the church prior to the service. Burial at Alto Reste Park Cemetery, Altoona. Memorials may be made to Independent Animal Rescue Inc., P.O. Box 14232, Durham, NC 27709-4232. Condolences to the family may be made at www. cocklinfuneralhome.com.