Tonawanda News

Opinion

December 15, 2012

Tonawandas: Full of givers

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Tonawanda News — Seems the title of the book may not be wrong.

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Leonard Neaman died this past week and it’s a sad end of an era. Leonard for the past couple of years, would bring over the schedule for the Anerald Boating Club’s chowder sales for publication. We’d chat about this and that, without my knowing nor being aware of his myriad of accomplishments: 74-year member of the National Hose Fire Company, 77-year member and oldest member of the Eldredge Club, past commodore and treasurer of the Anerald club, lifelong member of Salem United Church of Christ. My fondest memories are seeing him come to visit on the Monday after each month’s chowder sale and giving me a quart of the chowder. Just one of so many thoughtful ways he made lives more cheerful. Condolences to his family.

Contact community editor Barbara Tucker at 693-1000, ext. 4110 or email barbara.tucker@tonawanda-news.com

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