West Seattle Blog… |  May 10 Memorial Service for Leon C. Ferrari, 1927-2022

West Seattle Blog… | May 10 Memorial Service for Leon C. Ferrari, 1927-2022

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Family and friends will gather on May 10 in memory of Leon Ferrari. Here is the memory they share with their community:

Leon Chester Ferrari was born on June 5, 1927 to Chester and Germaine Ferrari in Seattle.

He went to join our Lord on November 14, 2022. Leon was a gentle spirit who will be remembered for his kindness, calm demeanor, great sense of humor and generous spirit. He was predeceased by his mother, father and sister, Suzanne Mayfield.

Leon grew up in South Seattle and later moved to West Seattle. His heritage was French/Italian. He was a longtime member of the Sons of Italy Italian Club Fedele Lodge, where he regularly attended and developed many lifelong friends.

Leon served his country in the Korean War from 1950 to 1952, where he earned the rank of corporal in the United States Navy. He also worked for a short time at Boeing as a riveter and then for the United States Post Office for many years.

Leon enjoyed walking around his neighborhood in West Seattle, where he made many lifelong friends. Leon never married or had children; however, he was close to his cousin family in West Seattle and Spokane.

We are all better off to have known Leon.

A service will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 2:30 p.m. 18600 SE 240th Street, Kent, WA 98042-4868.

Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to one of his many charities: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington; Make-A-Wish Foundation of Washington; American Heart Association NW WA; Northwest Harvest; International Fund for Animal Welfare; or Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

(The BMS publishes Seattle Obituaries and commemorative announcements on request, free of charge. Please send the text, and a photo if available, to westseattleblog@gmail.com)

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