Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Leonard was born July 29, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois to Max A. and Rose Dorothy (Pozdol) Kocinski. He grew up in Chicago, IL; graduating from Tilden Tech High School in 1944. Leonard served in Army during WWII. After the war, he attended Western State University in Gunnison, Colorado. He then went on to obtain his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Denver, and later received his Master’s Degree at Colorado College of Liberal Art’s in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Leonard married Betty Guder on November 26, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois. Leonard taught biology and coached both wrestling and football in Colorado and Illinois.
Leonard enjoyed nature, particularly bird watching and wildlife. He also enjoyed golf, taking walks, and fishing.
Leonard was preceded in death by parents: Max A. and Rose Dorothy (Pozdol) Kocinski; wife, Betty; children: Larry, Leonard Jr., Carol Brady; and Cathy Cornwell; brother, Robert; sister, Virginia;
Brother: James (Susan) Kocinski of Friendship, WI
Daughter-in-law: Nancy Corey of Antioch, IL
Daughter-in-law: Roberta Godzala of Minnesota
Former Sister-in-law: Dianne Perry of Friendship, WI
Grandchildren: Nick Kocinski, Chris Kocinski, Adam Kocinski, Kyle Kocinski, Christy Propson, Shawn Brady, Todd Miller, Marty Miller, Ryan Miller, Josie Patrick, Jessie Goodman
Nephew and Niece: Ron and Debbie Pett
Nephew and Niece: Rob and Maily Kocinski
Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit www.roseberrys.com for online condolences and further information.