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Leonard F Amella
June 20, 1933 ~ September 25, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Leonard "Lenny" Amella, 90, of Keansburg, passed away peacefully on September 25, 2023, at Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, New Jersey. Born on June 20, 1933, in Brooklyn, New York, Lenny will be remembered for his warm spirit, love of life, and unwavering commitment to his family, work, and country.
Lenny is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Virginia (Heid) Amella, his son, Vincent (Tomoe) Amella of Hawaii, and his daughter, Virginia (Christopher) Hogan of Yonkers, New York. He also leaves behind two sisters-in-law, Geraldine Kolba of Keansburg, and Jacqueline (William) Hanus of Keansburg, and a brother-in-law, Richard (Denise) Heid of New York. Lenny's memory will also be cherished by his many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who were lucky to know him.
In his early years, Lenny bravely served his country in the US Army, a commitment to service that he carried throughout his life. After his service, he embarked on a fulfilling career with Local 702 as a film developer, from which he retired after many years of dedicated service. His colleagues at Local 702 will remember him for his strong work ethic, his friendly nature, and his willingness to lend a hand to anyone in need.
Beyond his professional pursuits, Lenny was a man of many passions. He loved to fish and was an avid baseball fan. A skilled mechanic, Lenny found joy in fixing cars, a talent he often employed to help others. In his younger years, he spent his summers in Keansburg, a place that held a special place in his heart and which he eventually made his home four years ago.
Lenny's life was defined by his love for his family, his country, and his community. His warmth, generosity, and spirit will be deeply missed, but his legacy will live on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know and love him. Despite our grief, we take comfort in knowing that Lenny's life was filled with love, joy, and purpose. His memory will continue to inspire us, reminding us to live our lives with kindness, compassion, and a sense of adventure.
Leonard "Lenny" Amella was a beloved husband, father, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, and friend. His memory will be cherished, and his spirit will live on in the hearts of all who knew him. As we mourn his loss, we also celebrate his life, remembering the love, laughter, and joy he brought into our lives. Lenny, you will be deeply missed, but never forgotten.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Jacqueline M. Ryan Home for Funerals 233 Carr Avenue, Keansburg. On Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 10am a religious service will be held at the funeral home and the burial will follow at Bayview Cemetery, Leonardo