Kyle A. Leonard

March 15, 1955 ‒ October 19, 2014

Sunbury, Ohio

Kyle A. Leonard, 59, of Sunbury, Ohio passed away on October 19, 2014 due to complications after battling cancer.

He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years Sharon; mother, Joyce Leonard; brother, Randy (Pamela) Leonard; sister, Michele Carroll; children, Jeanette (Rob) Able, Jerry (Melissa) Ball, and Dawn (Scott) Gabel; 7 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and extended family. Kyle is preceded in death by his father Allan Leonard.

He was employed by GE Super-Abrasives/Sandvik-Hyperion for over 34 years. Kyle served his country in the United States Marine Corp with an Honorable discharge in 1981.
He enjoyed working on cars, bailing hay, gardening, and working his 12 acre farm. Kyle was an avid NASCAR fan and loved to go on cruises.

A memorial service will be held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury on October 25, 2014 at 2:00pm. Visitation will be held from 1:00-2:00 prior to the service. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700, New York, NY 10006.

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  • So sorry I can’t be there for you, cousins. You were there for me when I needed you most, and I want you to know how grateful I am for that, and for the time I got to spend with this most special man. He had an enormous impact on my life, and I loved him more than I can ever express. I’ll keep him in my heart forever, just as I’ve carried the lessons he taught me through every moment of my life. I know he’s with our other loved ones, and I bet there will be a few heavenly games of euchre played while they wait for us to finish our own journeys and rejoin them. We’ll all be together again someday, and he’s making Heaven brighter until we get there.

  • Although our meeting was brief it will always be a fond memory, our love goes out to all Kyle’s family and friends…

  • Kyle will be missed by his neighbors, we have lost a wonderful caring person. Kyle was always there in time of need, whether it would be plowing our driveways or helping with our cars. Kyle touched the life of so many people, I just hope he
    Knew how much he was appreciated. We are praying for Sharon and all of Kyle’s family and love ones.

    Tom and Debbie Ramey

  • Heaven has gained a wonderful angel, our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family! Kyle will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him!

  • Sharon I am sorry to hear this news about Kyle. He was always one of the good guys during my time in the plant and I enjoyed working with him.
    Scott Ries

  • Jeanette, please accept my sincere condolences for you and the entire family, on the loss of your Daddy. I know how very hard this is sweetie! Please feel me there in spirit! I love you!

    In sadness and in peace,

  • Sharon and family sadden to hear of your loss. Kyle was a good person and smart in repairing things even my grandkids scooter.

  • Dear Sharon and Family,

    Our sincere sympathy on the passing of Kyle. We know God has a special place for him and no more pain.
    We greatly appreciate his service to his country and devotion to family. There just is no better combination.


  • Sharon and Joyce,
    Though we can’t be there physically we are with you spiritually. Praying that God will give you comfort and peace as only He can give. Rest in knowing that He will love and care for you as Kyle did.
    Love, Lloyd and Shelby

  • Sharon and family, sorry to hear this sad news. Thoughts and prayers to all of you. Always enjoyed knowing and working with Kyle.

    Larry Hassler Eq. Maint.

  • Sharon and family,
    I am sorry to hear about the loss of Kyle. He was a really great person to work with and be around.

  • Our love and sympathies to Kyle’ s family. Words are difficult to think of during the illness and death of a loved one. Just know we have been thinking of you and praying for you during his illness and passing. Love to all.