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Obituary for Leonard A. "Benji" Fornadel
Fornadel, Leonard A. “Benji”, 93, Windber, formerly of Beaverdale. Died November 3,2021 at Arbutus Park Manor. Born March 24, 1928 in Johnstown the son of John and Mary Fornadel. Preceded in death by his parents and wife the former Anna M. (Mucko) Fornadel. Survived by children: Ronald married to the former Mary Jo Canonie of Stanton, VA; Leonard Fornadel of Beaverdale and Karen Fornadel of Beaverdale. Grandchildren: Maria (Travis) Beck; Theresa (Matt) Nagy; and Kathleen Haines. Great grandchildren: Michael and Stephen Beck; Thomas, Sofia, Claire and Benedict Haines. Leonard retired from Bethlehem Steel . He was a WWII Veteran serving with the Marine Corp. Member of the Beaverdale American Legion. He was a Board member and caretaker for the St. Joseph Cemetery Association, Beaverdale. He loved his family. Leonard had a wonderful sense of humor and his smile was priceless. Friends received Saturday from 9:30 AM until 11 AM at the Jean H. Kinley Funeral Home, Beaverdale. Funeral Mass Saturday 11:30 AM Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, Windber. Committal St. Joseph Cemetery, Beaverdale. Military graveside rites by the Beaverdale American Legion. In lieu of flowers family ask contributions be made to Windber Hospice. The family would like to thank the staff of Arbutus Manor for their kind and compassionate care.