Leonard J. Smolsky
Leonard J. Smolsky died on Sunday, September 8, 2013 surrounded by his family, at his home in Levittown. He was 87.
Born and raised in Minersville, PA, and formerly of Philadelphia, Mr. Smolsky moved to Middletown Township in 1957. He was a member of Queen of the Universe Parish.
He served in the US Marine Corps from 1944 until 1946 where he was wounded at Iwo Jima and was awarded a Purple Heart.
Mr. Smolsky started his working career as a supervisor for the Reading Railroad and later moved onto the New Hope-Ivyland Railroad. He then founded the SMS Railroad.
He was involved in politics with the Democratic party his whole life and worked as a Middletown Township Supervisor and as a Justice of the Peace.
Mr. Smolsky was a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph the Worker Council #4215, VFW John Billington Post #6495, Fraternal Order of Eagles and the American Legion Post #960 in Levittown. He was also a member of various golf leagues. He enjoyed talking to anyone who was close enogh to listen to him.
Beloved husband of 65 years to the late Marie and father of the late Vincent R., Mr. Smolsky was the loving father of Marie D. Rooney (Tucker) of Naples, FL; David Smolsky, Sr. (Frances C. Police) of Port Charlotte, FL and Raymond J. Smolsky of Frackville, PA. He will also be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Dina Marie Henon, Patti Ann Smolsky, Katie Lynn Smolsky, Dawn Gale, David Smolsky II, Cyndy Smolsky, Steven Smolsky and John Minieka, his 11 great grandchildren and his sister, Beatrice "Pepper" Rumpf.
Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, from 3:00 until 5:00 pm at the James J. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 2200 Trenton Road, Levittown. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Minersville Independent Hunting and Fishing Camp, 2805 Village Road, Orwigsburg, PA 17961.