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POLAND - Services will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Clemente Funeral Home in Struthers for Marie K. Leonard, who passed away on Thursday afternoon.

Marie was born on May 13, 1921, in Campbell, a daughter of Joseph and Sue Yope Burgmyer. She moved to East Palestine in 1941 and then to Wampum, Pa. and then to Struthers.

She was a director of Medical Photography at the Youngstown Hospital Association for 28 years. She was a WACS during World War II and truly loved photography and taking pictures of family and animals. Family was her driving force and her first love and she enjoyed spending time with them and her animals. Marie was of the Catholic faith.

Marie married Walter J. Leonard in 1941 and he passed away in 1953.

She leaves two sisters, Florence Aylor of Columbus and Jean (Stanley) Cooksey of Struthers; two nephews, Ray Landry Jr. and Joe Burgmyer Jr.; two nieces, Joanne Burgmyer and Karen Cooksey; and several great-nephews and great-nieces.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and three brothers, Joseph Burgmyer, Nicholas Nikoloff and George Nikoloff.

Friends may call two hours before the service at the Clemente Funeral Home from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that material contributions be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512 or Angels for Animals, 4750 W. South Range Road, Canfield, OH 44406.

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“Marie and I had so many good times together while working at the hospital.She was a wonderful lady with a great sense of humor and she adored her cats. She will be deeply missed by all of us that knew her.”

 » Janet Yosay on June 16, 2013

“Marie and I became great friends and shopping buddies over the years. She always had a great sense of humor and adventure, and she surely loved her family. My condolences on your loss... ”

 » Judith O'Heren on June 17, 2013

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