David R. Leaf
Born: September 14, 1947 - Passed: November 14, 2015 - Age 68
Served in U. S. Army
Earned his 'wings'
Served with the
|101st and 82nd Airborne
during Vietnam - he was award the Vietnam Service Medal
recipient of the
Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
David Robert Leaf, 68, Inverness, died suddenly at home on Nov 14, 2015.
David was born Sept 14, 1947, in Barberton, OH to the late Donald and Marie (Purigraski) Leaf
Moved to this area in 1978.
He was retired from the masonary and construction industry.
He was a member of the V.F.W., American Legion, and D.A.V.
David enjoyed boating, fishing, and woodworking.
He is survived by his children and stepchildren,
Robin Leaf Gelinas and husband Brandon, Inverness;
Carmen Thompson and husband, Richard of Jacksonville, FL;
Brian Davis and wife Tammy, Sparr, FL;
Madonna (Sissy) Wiggins and husband James, Morriston, FL;
Matthew Leaf, Ohio; Elizabeth Leaf, Barberton, OH;
his brother, John Daniel Leaf and wife Nancy, Hernando, FL;
his sister, Karyl Vetter, Marrietta, OH;
8 grand and 5 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, Sally Leaf, on May 6, 2015;
his brother and sister, Donna Marie Houston and Donald Richard Leaf.
The Celebration of Life Service was held Thursday, Nov 19th, 12:30 PM
at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home
with Rev. John Daniel Leaf officiating.
Burial with military honors followed at Florida National Cemetery.
The family received friends at the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Nov. 17, 2015