Leonard N. Sagar Jr.

January 06, 1948 ‒ August 08, 2014

Marengo, Ohio

Leonard N. Sagar Jr., age 66 of Marengo passed away Friday, August 8, 2014 at home following a brief illness.

He was born at home in Marengo on January 6, 1948 to the late Leonard and Ester (Ayers) Sagar. A member of the Highland High School Class of 1966, he served as Class Secretary and excelled in track.

For over 30 years he worked as a carpenter for the City of Westerville. He was skilled tradesman in all facets of construction. From the masonry to the roof, he could build a house from the bottom up.

Leonard was a simple man. He enjoyed gardening and hunting, especially for coon and turkey. A true landmark of the Marengo community, one could set their watch to his daily bus route. He ventured out daily to observe the happenings of his community, to scout for deer, turkey, and what the area farmers were up to.

Everything had its place with Leonard. He was one who meticulously cared for his sentimental treasures and was a devoted member of the Harmony Baptist Church. Thrifty and to the point of frugal, he was never one to boast. While witty and caring, he was described as rough around the edges, but with a soft heart. Ornery and never wanting to be bothersome, he was one who kept you thinking.

His garage was always open to community friends and neighbors; it was truly a special place. Family was precious; he treasured home and spending time with his grandchildren and attending their activities. In Leonard’s words, “It is what it is”.

Those left to cherish his memory include his sons Tracy (Denise) Sagar and Chris (Laurie) Sagar all of Marengo, grandchildren Samantha”Sammie”, Cassady, Seth, and Zachary, his sweetie Charlotte Baker, sisters Glorene Bannick of Longmont, CO, Kathleen Frye of Harbor Bay, WA, sister-in-law Marily Sagar of Dunnegan, MO, and numerous garage buddies.

He was also preceded in death by sisters Dolly Phillips, Juanita Thomas, Romona Sagar, and brother Charles.

Friends may call 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR’s 3 at 61, Sunbury, where services will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday with Pastor Jason Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Marengo Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to The James Development Office, P.O. Box 183112, Columbus, OH 43218, Acclaim Hospice, 2800 Corporate Exchange Dr, Suite 140, Columbus, Ohio 43231, or Harmony Baptist Church, 5142 Co Rd 25, Marengo, OH 43334.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • I’m so very sorry for your loss. He rejoicing in Heaven with his Lord other family members and my parents!! May God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time. May God bless you all. The Denman family

  • Our love and prayers to all the family and Charlotte. we are so sorry for your loss. Leonard was for sure a special person and a dear friend, who will be missed by his bus route buddy.

  • So sorry for the loss of your father. He was a good person. Prayers and love to all the family and to Charlotte.
    Bob and Mary Ellen Hilton

  • On behalf the entire City staff at the City of Westerville, I wish to express our deepest sympathies with the Sagar family at Leornard’s passing. He was a delightful, hard-working man and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you in the difficult days ahead.

    God bless,

    Dave Collinsworth
    (Westerville City Manager)

  • My deepest sympathies to the whole family and to my mom, Charlotte. I know how much Leonard will be missed by many people. He was a good man with so many people who loved and cared for him. Tracy and Chris, you are your father’s greatest legacy and I know he is smiling down on you. I am thinking and praying for you all in this time of grief.

  • I knew Leonard only through work and respected his work ethic, his sense of humor and his kindness. He will be missed by many.

  • I am the Employee Wellness Nurse for the City of Westerville and I had the honor of providing screenings to Leonard for many years. He was always a bright spot in my day and was really a pleasure to know. I never saw him without a smile and a joke!

    On behalf of my entire staff at Healthstrides, Inc., I send my sincere sympathy to Leonard’s family and friends. I will truly miss seeing him and I hope it brings you all some measure of comfort in knowing that he will be missed by so many people.

    I will continue to remember Leonard and all of you in my prayers.

  • We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our memories of spending time with Leonard will never be forgotten, especially that hand shake of his. We are praying for you all and may God bless you during this time.

    Love to all

    Dave and Ann Lewis

  • So sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to your family.
    Love and prayers.
    Randy and Shelly Whited Kemmer
    Aaron, Nikki, Lexi & Amelia Kemmer
    Chris, Amber Kemmer & Alissa

  • I knew Leonard through work also I am at the service dept. Ran into him many times and it was always interesting. I’ve heard many funny stories and all good things. He will be missed my thoughts our with you his family. God bless.

  • I’m very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of sorrow.

  • My condolences to the family. I worked with Leonard for many years at the
    city of Westerville. He was a nice guy who always had a smile on his face.
    You all are in my prayers.
    Jo Ann Hurtt

  • So sorry to hear of Leonard’s passing. Maurice has known him for many years. I got to know him through the kids and grandkids! Was always a delight to talk to him. Saw him just week or so ago at Morrow County Hospital. Again we are so sorry and will keep you all in our prayers!

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. So sorry for your loss.

  • I knew & worked with Lenny at the electric division. He was a unique & funny individual who always had a smile on his face & was always in a good mood. We always joked around with each other which always started the day off in a good way. My thoughts & prayers go out to his family. Lenny will be missed!!!!!

  • I am so sorry for your loss Tracy and Chris. I am especially sorry for your loss Charlotte. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.