It is with a Heavy Heart we share with you the passing of our beloved Leonard ‘Poppy’ Glosenger.
Born Aug 2nd 1926 in Wayne County P.A. to Robert and Verna Mills Glosenger.
He Died Aug 10th 2013 in Johnson City N.Y. battling heart disease and diabetes.
He was Predeceased by both parents and his late wife Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Eberhardt Glosenger, his big sister Rosalie Clavez (1999) and two elder brothers Robert Glosenger (1980) and Tisdel Glosenger (1998).
He is survived by his Loving companion and best friend of 32 yrs Helen Farrell, his sons Mark Glosenger (Lorraine), Jeff Glosenger (Lisa), and Peter Glosenger; Grandchildren Jason Glosenger (Nicole), Kristen Glosenger Rice (Greg), Ben Glosenger, Jed Glosenger, Nicole Bliznik (Anthony), Magen West and Josh Glosenger, and Great Grandaughter Harper Joy. He is also survived by his Brothers Gerald Glosenger and Bruce Glosenger (Katie), sister in law Christine Sypniewski and several nieces and nephews including Sara Clavez (Judith), Rosalie Clavez Berger (Mike), Jannette Clavez Goodpastor (David), Debbie (Frank) Kennedy (Frank), Mark Kennedy (Gina), Patricia Shulze (Bill), Jane Krebbeks, Diane McQuade and Sharron Woodruff-- and so many more, he loved them all. The family would like to take this opportunity to thank Leonard’s physician Dr. Gary Dean for many years of superb care.
Leonard attended the One Room School of Smith Hill-Carley Brook and attended Honesdale HS class of 1943; after graduation he enlisted in the US Army 102nd division and served his Country honorably as Staff Sargent Infantry in Nuremberg Germany. Upon return from the military he continued his Education by enrolling in NY’s Institute of Applied Arts and Science, presently known as BCC. After college he took a job with Link Aviation and then moved to IBM where he was employed as a Quality Control Specialist retiring after 28 years. In retirement he focused on a lifelong passion-rehabilitating the family farm he was born in, loving to puzzle out all the many projects there. Poppy often remarked ‘that he was so busy in retirement he couldn't figure out how he had ever found time to work’. In retirement he became a member of the Wayne County Beekeepers Association, another lifelong passion. Leonard was also very lucky later in life to have the love and support of the Farrell Kennedy Family whose activities and warm relationship enriched his life on a daily basis.
We Mourn the Loss of our Poppy/Leonard/Dad and wish for all who knew him to join us at Hessling Funeral Home, Inc., 428 Main St. Honesdale PA. for a Celebration of Life on Thursday, August 15th from 11 to noon when there will be a memorial service. A burial with military honors will follow in St. John's Cemetery. Immediately following please join us for a Luncheon at Cordaro's Restaurant to continue reminiscing and sharing of fond memories.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to The American Heart Association, The American Diabetes Foundation or a Charity of your Choice.