He served in the Army Air Corp during WWII as a mechanic on the B-17 and B-24 Bombers. After the war, he learned manufacturing at Rockwell, Inc. in Pittsburgh and Barberton, Ohio, and at Wells manufacturing in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. In 1955 he moved his family to Dallas where he began a 31 year career in the oil industry. He rose through a number of management positions with Dresser Industries first at Security Engineering Company, later as President of the Petroleum and Minerals Manufacturing Division of Dresser Industries overseeing 24 plants throughout the world. He retired as Vice President-Manufacturing on the corporate staff of Dresser (now Haliburton).
Leonard’s business and personal travels took him to numerous countries on six continents. He was an avid golfer earning 4 Holes-in One and fortunate enough to have played on some of the world’s finest courses, culminating at St. Andrews in Scotland (on his bucket list after retirement). Many lasting friendships were made with those he met at Oak Cliff and Thorntree Country Clubs. His kindness and generosity will be greatly missed.
Survived by his wife of 74 yrs, Louise; son, Leonard G. and wife, Jan; daughter, Joan and husband Ed Kadleck. Grandchildren: Tony, Nicholas, & Robert Malley, Lara Shankle & Stacie Kadleck. Great-grandchildren: Aaron Malley, Madison Shankle. Also, a sister, Alice Altrudo of Pittsburgh and several nieces and nephews.