Bruce B Leonard

November 3, 1955January 25, 2019

Bruce B Leonard, age 63, of West Creek, New Jersey passed away peacefully on Friday January 25, 2019. Bruce was born November 3, 1955 to the late Howard and Frances (Mertz) Leonard.

Bruce is survived by his loving sister and brother, Linda Evans and Howard "Chuck" Leonard, his aunt, Dorothy Hicks, his nieces, nephews and many cousins. Bruce is also survived by his "family" at Allies Bay Shore Group Home in Barnegat, NJ.

A visitation for Bruce will be held Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Thos. L. Shinn Funeral Home, 10 Hilliard Drive, Manahawkin, NJ 08050. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bruce's memory may be made to Special Olympics at

Bruce was loved by many and will be missed by all.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Leonard family.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 31, 2019

Bruce B Leonard

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Sheila Rivera

January 30, 2019

I can’t put in words how I feel. You know we all loved Bruce. He was our family. Ron always called him Brucie. I am glad we were able to call him our son for many years. I wish I could come but my prayers and thoughts are with you and the family. Writing this with tears running down my face. But now he is with Ron and he is well taking care of!❤️❤️❤️

Joianne Fraschilla

January 30, 2019

Both you and Bruce have changed my life in such a profound way. I am thankful for every minute i was able to spend with him and you, the amazing woman i met because of him. Thank you for everything.
Bruce lit up our world. He was usually good for a song or two. If he was in the right mood he would dance for you. He taught us patience, that kisses and hugs made even the worst day better, that quiet time was meant to be savored and love. He definitely taught us love above all.
I’m so sorry for your loss. He was a special person who changed many lives. Thank you for allowing me to be a small part of his.

Deanna Bartolini

January 29, 2019

Much love Linda and family.. I remember our lunch date with him and all of the joy he brought to our day many years ago.. May he rest in eternal peace and the memories help carry you though .. love ! Deanna

Steve Lang

January 29, 2019

Words won’t offer much in the way of relief from your grief,
but we want to offer our condolences.
Our prayers are for you during this sorrowful time .
May Bruce Rest in Peace