Stuart ken Leonard

Stuart Leonard of Coupeville succumbed to cancer on Sunday, August 6, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his five children, Cheryl Blaine, Lance Leonard, Deborah Leonard-Malinowski, Marc Leonard and Margo Leonard, and his four grandchildren, Nicholas, Joshua, Sativa and Marissa. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Cecilia, and his grandson, Julian.

A service and celebration of Stuart’s life will be held on Saturday, September 9, at 10:30 a.m., at the Hillside Evangelical Free Church at 874 Plantation Drive, Greenbank, WA 98253.

Online condolences are encouraged and can be left on Stuart Leonard’s memorial tribute at www.WhidbeyMemorial.com, as well as directions to the service.

Stuart and Cecilia moved to Whidbey Island five years. They took great joy from living on the island, letting it be known that they had finally found their dream location to live. They enjoyed attending various clubs and bible study groups, each of which brought new and wonderful friends into their lives. They were avid churchgoers, and each had favorite charities they loved supporting.

Stuart spent most of his career in finance, retiring from the San Diego Community College District as Director of Business Services. Being well educated and a very intelligent man, he enjoyed helping others understand world economy, the bible, and countless other subjects near and dear to him. He was a quiet philanthropist who felt strongly about supporting the charities and people he believed in.

Stuart was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served his country during the Korean War. A loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, he will be missed by all who knew him.