In Memoriam | Kenneth E. Leonard


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From Beecher Funeral Home

Kenneth E. Leonard of North Salem passed away on Friday July 21, 2023, in North Salem at the age of 64.

Kenneth was born April 6, 1959, in Poughkeepsie, NY, son of the late Donald Leonard and Barbara Smith. He graduated from North Salem High School and lived in North Salem all his life. For the majority of his career (over thirty years), Kenneth worked as a carpenter before retiring this year. He was employed at RC Torre Construction Corporation in Bedford Hills. Ken was a passionate fisherman - deep sea, lake, stream, falls, Canada, Montauk - anywhere fish swam. He respected the environment and respected catch and release. He was also an avid golfer and lifelong Mets fan; his knowledge of baseball history is legendary. Ken was a loving caretaker of his mother and a great bud to all his friends.

He is survived by his loving mother, Barbara Smith of North Salem; his sister and her husband, Teakin and Jim Coyle of Peekskill, NY; and his sister Tanya Patnode of Texas.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in his name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Memorial hours will be held at the Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Ave. Brewster, NY from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Wednesday, July 26, 2023.

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