Leonard Mason Alley

February 15, 1950April 11, 2010

Leonard Mason Alley ALLEY, Leonard Mason, 60, of Richmond, died April 11, 2010. He was preceded in death by his father, Milton M. Alley. Survivors include his mother, Elizabeth S. Alley; his sister, Marilyn A. Gowen M.D. and her husband, C.W. Gowen M.D.; his brother, Daniel M. Alley Ph.D. and his wife, Beth Alley; four nieces, Catherine and Martha Alley and Sarah and Rebecca Gowen; and many extended family members and friends.

His remains rest at the Huguenot Chapel of Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Road, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Graveside services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at Westhampton Memorial Park, 10000 Patterson Avenue. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 W. Huguenot Road. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either Bon Air Presbyterian Church or Richmond Children's Hospital.


  • Visitation Thursday, April 15, 2010
  • Graveside Service - Fri. 4/16, 10:30 am Friday, April 16, 2010
  • A Memorial Service Friday, April 16, 2010

Leonard Mason Alley

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Tommy and Faye Manson

May 5, 2010

We just learned today of Leonard's passing. Lenoard and my family shared many great times together during the 1990's when our daughter Michelle was doing beauty pagents in which he was associated with. We also shared many sports times togther including our shared love of the New York Yankees. Our prayers go out to all those who mourn his loss!

Grace Dance-Wiggins

May 5, 2010

We have known Leonard for over 15 years. Our hearts are sadden by his loss. I can still remember the last conversation I had with him. He will be truly missed. Those of us in the pageant world have lost another kindred soul. Our prayers go out to his family. WE WILL TRULY MISS YOU LEONARD...

April 30, 2010

It is with great sadness that I note the passing of Leonard. He was about the sweetest man who ever lived. Leonard was kind, warm, generous with his time. had a great sense of playfulness and humor. He would always have a good word to say. Many will miss him, but will keep him close at heart. Leonard was beyond kind to me, and to the families that he met through my work. Rest well, and I am sure that baseball is being played where you are.
Donna Gray

Bruce Wells

April 16, 2010

I have fond memories of many summer evenings spent with Leonard in the Diamond Press Box watching baseball. He was always kind enough to read the stories I would write and give me his critique as only Leonard could. Most of the time he took great joy whenever his Yankees played my Orioles since they beat up on us quite often. I was shocked and saddened by Leonard's passing but comforted by the thought that he is now safe in the arms of Jesus. I was honored to call Leonard my friend. While I will miss his friendship in the days ahead, and talking baseball with him, I look forward to that day when I will see him again. May the Lord grant you His peace during this difficult time.

Leslie Davis

April 16, 2010

We here in the IT Voice Department of Wells Fargo (formerly Wachovia Securities) will miss our friend dearly. "While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil. Out there, there is someone who needs Leonard more than us. We had always known he was an Angel. He will be looking upon us always".

May God Bless the family and endow you all with his love and care.

Diana Dozier

April 16, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Hank Kurz

April 16, 2010

Leonard was a sports guy through and through. I inherited him when I came to Richmond in 1995. He was the guy that called in the Braves games every night, and worked on the Richmond football and basketball stat crews, and made sure I was taken care of whenever I showed up. He never got paid for covering the Braves games for us, much to my dismay, but never failed to call in the story, even when he had to wait because news was breaking and we were swamped. In recent years, he covered Richmond football and Richmond and VCU basketball for the AP, and often would rush from one event to the other, covering two events in one day. Often, when I was covering the games, he would come anyway, help if needed, offer stats to me like no one else could during the game, and then cheerfully wish me well when he headed for home. He was as steady as could be, despite his health issues and ailments, and a favorite of the college basketball editors at AP because of his cheerful disposition and knowledge of the games. Leonard was a sports man and a news guy to the core, and Richmond - and the AP - may never see the likes of him again. We were most blessed to have him and will miss him terribly.

Joy Yeager

April 16, 2010

I worked side by side with Leonard for many years at Wachovia. Leonard was a true friend. He will be missed by so many folks. Leonard was a very special person. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Rest in peace Leo.

Frank Soden

April 15, 2010

To me Leonard was a great man. I had the pleasure of hiring him when he was a student, and placing him in the athletic department at the University of Richmond. My judgment was never wrong in his case. I looked upon Leonard as another son. He always did a great job in whatever he was asked to do.

I am sorry for the loss you bear. Please know I share in your loss and will miss him dearly. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Robert Fish

April 15, 2010

I had to pleasure of being with Leonard almost every night for 13 summers and at many other sporting events and venues. It was an honor to get to know him and work with him. Truly a great loss for us all. Prayers and condolences to the family.