John H. Leonard ’52

John H. Leonard ’52 died on January 27, 2016, in York, Maine.

(The following was published in the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Jan. 31, 2016):

YORK – Capt. John H. Leonard, USN (Ret.) MD, 86, of Southside Rd., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 in York Hospital. He was born Jan. 17, 1930 in Washington, D.C., the son of the late Bernard H. and Ruth (Dyer) Leonard.

He graduated from St. Albans Prep School, Bowdoin College, Georgetown University and McGill Medical School in Montreal, Canada. He served in the U. S. Navy. He served his internship at Bethesda Naval Hospital, was assigned to Pensacola Naval Air Base to complete his flight surgeon studies, was stationed at South Weymouth Naval Station for 2.5 years. He had a private practice in Yarmouth, before returning to naval services at the Brunswick Naval Air Station. He completed his Radiology Residency at Chelsea Naval Hospital and Mass General. He was assigned to the Portsmouth Naval Hospital, as a Radiologist and Executive Officer.

He returned to private practice as a radiologist at the York Hospital and Goodall Hospital in Sanford, until his retirement in 1992.

He tremendously enjoyed sailing the Maine coast with his family, after having spent many summers as a child in Cape Elizabeth.

He leaves his wife of 65 yrs, Fay L. (Valentine) Leonard; a son Bruce H. Leonard and his wife Molly of Kennebunk, a daughter Leslie M. Fraser of Framingham, MA; a brother Bernard H. Leonard and his wife Diane of Skowhegan; five grandchildren, Leah, Tori, Chloe, Oliver and John; and many nieces and nephews.