Leonard, Jim

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James Leonard

Kill Devil Hills, NC

James Francis Leonard, 64, died Friday, January 28, 2005 at the Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head. Mr. Leonard was born in Philadelphia, PA and had been a resident of Kill Devil Hills for 5 years and a former Montgomery County resident in Gaithersburg, MD. He earned his B.A. Degree from the University of Maryland, worked with the C.I.A. from 1963 to 1973 and with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission from 1973 to 1987. He was a Veteran having served in the U.S. Army for 4 years and was a member of the American Legion.

He was the son of the late James and Mary Leonard and the husband of 43 years to Gail Leonard of the home.

Survivors include six children, Jim Leonard and wife, Lesley, of Urbana, MD, Chris Leonard and wife, Dora, of Gaithersburg, MD, Laurie Leonard and husband, Marc, of Gaithersburg, MD, Mark Leonard and wife, Sarah, of Gaithersburg, MD, Kelly Knopf and husband, John, of Annapolis, MD, Kim Knopf and husband, Kenny of Kill Devil Hills, NC; ten grandchildren, Heather, Garrett, Joshua, Easton, Dylan, Tommy, Madison, Sean, Bradley and Jack; three sisters, Mary Leonard of Immaculata, PA, Pat Merk of Levittown, PA and Bernie Burns of Saranac Lake, NY.

A memorial service will be held at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 16420 South Westland Drive, Gaithersburg, MD on Friday, February 4, 2005. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Interfaith Community Outreach, P.O. Box 838, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949.

Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting the family with these arrangements.

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