Malvin Paul Leonard

February 28, 1932August 7, 2020

Malvin Paul Leonard (“Mal”), a resident of Livonia, Michigan, formerly of Rochester Hills, MI passed away on August 7, 2020 at the age of 88. He was the beloved husband of Christine Venker Leonard. Mal is survived by his two daughters, Andrea Jesmore (Dave) of Livonia, MI and Diana Leonard of Greenwood, IN, a sister Margie Purdy (Robert), two grandsons and many nieces and nephews.

He was born in Spray, NC, son of the late Jesse and Blanche Leonard. He proudly served in the United States Airforce during the Korean War. Afterwards, he attended the University of Michigan (Flint). Mal loved spending time with his family and friends. He also was an avid golfer for many years.

Mal will be interred at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Air Warrior Courage Foundation or Wounded Warriors or a charity of one’s choice.

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Carolyn Reed

September 13, 2020

I met Mal when he joined Memorex in Detroit years ago. He was my boss who became my trusted mentor and then my good friend. When I married Tom the two of them hit it off and when he found his lovely Christine we were thrilled for his happiness. Rest in Peace, Dear Friend!

Gloria Huth

August 12, 2020

I've know Mal for many years and he has always been the perfect gentleman. He was a Detroit Tiger's fan and a Detroit Lion's fan. He often went to the games with my husband, Bob. They had many good times together. Mal loved the golf game too!
Mal became quite the master chef on the outdoor grill! He loved sharing pictures and stories about his family. I was so saddened to hear of his passing and extend my sympathy to his family.

Pat Huth

Rod Rochowiak

August 9, 2020

I always think of Mr Leonard fondly as he always had a smile and was so polite when we were kids. He always projected a positive attitude. What a great man!


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