Nicholas K. Leonard: 1925-2019

Aug 07, 2019

Nicholas, born in Dublin, Ireland, December 18, 1925, to Peter and Theresa (nee Kelly) Leonard, passed away in Edmonds, WA, on May 23, 2019.

Nicholas, who hailed from Rush and Dublin, Ireland, New York and Snohomish County, loved to tell stories of his travels as a Nautical Engineer to exotic places: Egypt, Cyrenaica, Morocco, Tangier and the Far East, and all through Europe; Italy, France, Scotland and the Dutch countries.

A very intelligent man with a mischievous snicker of a laugh, he was of great wit and conversation – always asking why and wanting to share ideas. A sweet, kind, endearing gentlemen to all. His passions were music, nature, and the universe, and he was known to never turn down a hot cocoa or a scoop of ice cream.

Nicholas treasured his beloved family, spread across the U.S and Europe; their love will forever be with him. His brothers, Tom Leonard (predeceased) and Paschal Leonard of Ireland. His nieces of Ireland, Jacinta Leonard, Nikki Fitzpatrick (nee Leonard), Sheila Nelson (nee Leonard) and Margaret Hughes (nee Leonard). His nephews, Peter Leonard of France, Gerry Leonard of New York, and Maurice Leonard of Ireland. Nicholas was also blessed with many great nieces and nephews, which always brought a smile to his face and a twinkle in his eye.

Nicholas's family wishes to thank all who knew, loved and cared for him during his time here in Shoreline and in Edmonds, especially Gene Cooke, Carla Cooke-England, Shirley Creitz and Terry Johnson. "May you always walk in sunshine, May you never want for more, May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door.”

The Leonard family requests that any remembrances in Nicholas Leonard's name be given to the Seamans’ Mission and Alzheimer's Research Associations.

Slán go fóill, sweet Nicholas.

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