OBITUARY

Leonard J Bartos

September 28, 1924August 1, 2018
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Leonard J. Bartos, Born on September 28, 1924 in Dearborn Township, Michigan. Leonard was the 4th born of 8 children to Joseph and Anna Trzesiek Bartos. Leonard and his siblings would become the first-generation Americans. His father Joseph emigrated at a young age of 17 in the year 1905 from Potok, (Poland) Russia. His mother Anna was born in Detroit Michigan after her parents emigrated from a village called Brzusce in Pomorskie province in 1892.

The Bartos family included five brothers three sisters: Theresa, Ladislaus (Walter), Marcellum (Marcel), Joseph, Leonard, Elenor, Edward and Virginia. Edward “Mickey” Bartos (Tucson, AZ) is the only surviving sibling .

The Leonard Bartos family had spanned four generations during his lifetime. In 1954 Leonard Married Barbara Ann Hall daughter of: (John Leslie Hall and Nellie A. McCraight)

First born Kurt Allen Bartos (1955 - 1984) is survived by 2 sons Justin and Matthew Bartos. Daughter Tanya Marie Leonard (1963 - 2008) is survived by her son Joseph (Grandson) Remi Bartos (Great Grandson). Sasha Leonard Fragale (Granddaughter). Nena Leonard Loney (Granddaughter) and her 3 children: Cashmere, Lux, Nadia (Great Granddaughters) Eric Bartos of Maitland, Fl. (1967) the surviving son of Leonard has 2 sons: Aidan and Killian Bartos. (Grandsons)

Leonard was a proud veteran who served 3 wars during his lifetime. In July of 1942 at the young age of 17, Leonard left home and joined the Marine Corps. His next four years were spent fighting in conflicts throughout the Pacific during WWII. In 1947 he enlisted in the Army and served the Cold War period throughout Germany and Eastern Europe through 1948. Through 1952 Leonard served in the US Army reserve and spent those years in the Korean War. For bravery, achievements and injuries received in battles, Leonard received numerous medals including a Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

Leonard’s post war working career was spent as a Financial Analyst for Ford Motors Design Division and then on to Multiple Municipalities which included: Westland, Pontiac and Bay City Michigan. In 1979 the family relocated to Niagara Falls, NY where Leonard worked as Comptroller for the City. In 1986 he retired from a career in Government to Winter Garden Fl. The next 34 years of his life were spent starting a small business, working as a CPA doing personal income tax preparation and building a huge house in Clermont FL at the age of 76. In 2006 Leonard relocated to Longwood, FL to spend the remaining years visiting and consulting Veterans at the Veterans Administration weekly while enjoying the spoils of his life with his wife Barbara and all the Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. Leonard will always be remembered as a hero to his family, friends and Veteran brothers. He was a true patriot to this great country and an incredible husband, father and grandfather. Semper Fi

Leonard was listed as a Disable American Veteran and supported groups, causes and charities throughout his life dedicated to Disabled American Vets and more. In lieu of flowers, the family requests all donations to be sent in his name to the Disabled Veterans Assistance – disabledvetassistance.org

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Monday, August 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 6, 2018
REMEMBERING

Leonard J Bartos

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