Achilles J. DeLeonardis, 93 years of age, and a resident of Amherst, passed away Thursday, March 25, 2021, at Mercy Regional Medical Center following a long and full life.
Achilles was born November 9, 1927, in Lorain, Ohio where he was raised until he moved to Amherst in 1989.
Achilles worked as a pipefitter and plumber for Union Local 42. He was a former member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Lorain, and a current member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Amherst. He served his country during WWII in the United States Navy, and during the Koren Conflict with the United States Army as a combat medic. Throughout his life he had a passion for learning that never waned. He loved woodworking, and applied his talents to many family woodworking projects. Trips to Amish country were a favorite past time and he had a special place in his heart for his dogs, especially Marigold, his golden retriever.
Survivors include his wife of thirty-four years, Lois Jean (nee: Nash); his children, Michael (Cathy) DeLeonardis of Houston, TX; Patrick DeLeonardis (Ruth Ann Hall) of Lorain, OH; Marie (Rodney) Wise of Miamisburg, OH; seven grandchildren; many great grandchildren; and his sister, Lena Raymond of Vermilion.
He was preceded in death by his son, Kevin DeLeonardis; his brother, Dominic DeLeonardis; his sisters, Mary Cocco; Olga Hogrefe; Clara Dobos; Ida Walters; and his parents, Dominic and Mary Christina DeLeonardis (nee: DelGallo).
Private family services were held at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery with full military honors.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Friendship APL, 8303 Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria, OH 44035.
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