Theodore "Ted" Arnold Leonard, 85, of North Charleston, SC widower of Gloria Harrelson Leonard died Tuesday, June 22, 2010. Born May 6, 1925 in Charleston, SC Ted was the son of the late Clarence Arnold Leonard and Bessie Joyner Leonard.
Ted served in the Coast Guard during WWII and in the Merchant Marines during the Vietnam War. He was last employed by Santee Cooper of Moncks Corner. Prior to that, Ted worked at the Savannah River Bomb Plant, Charleston Chair Company, was chief cook on the oil rigs in New Orleans and started several businesses of his own - one being an Animal Shelter in Berkeley County. After the death of his wife in 1982, Ted made his home in Florida. He returned to Charleston three and a half years ago when his health began to fail. Ted accepted Christ as his personal Savior at fifteen years old at First Baptist Church of North Charleston under the pastorage of Rev. Paul Pridgen, Sr.
Survived by three daughters: Carol Ann Romano of Brooklyn, NY wife of Richard Romano, Sr., Rosemary Nielsen of Staten Island, NY and Theodora Alsano of Garden City Park, NY; six grandchildren: Richard Romano, Jr., Cindy Buccola, Nicole Brickner, Dane Nielsen, Joseph Anthony Pasquarosa and Daniel Alsano; ten great-grandchildren: Joseph Anthony Pasquarosa, Jr., Victoria Rose Pasquarosa, Daniel Alsano, Jr., Lesa Marie Romano, Richard Romano, Adriana Romano, Carol Ann Romano, Charlie Buccola, Frankie Buccola and Andirose Buccola; two sisters, Lydia Leonard Paul and Rosemary Leonard Spencer; two nephews, Leonard Odell Paul and Gordon Neil Paul, husband of Alice Hankins Paul; four great-nieces and nephews, Neil Paul, Jr., Trevor Paul, Megan Paul, Nancy Paul O'Connell and two grandnephews, Daniel O'Connell and Paul O'Connell.
The funeral service will be held in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., NORTH AREA CHAPEL, 2119 Dorchester Road, Friday, June 25, 2010 at 2:00 PM. Interment with military honors to follow at Bethany Cemetery. The family will receive friends in Stuhr's North Area Chapel one hour prior to the service.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Hospice of Charleston Foundation, 676 Wando Park Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.