Batavia - Mr. Leonard Charles Guarino, age 94, formerly of Oakfield, passed away on Friday, February 28, 2014 as a resident of the New York State Veteran’s Home in Batavia
Leonard was born April 11, 1919, in Mount Morris, the youngest of ten children to the late Joseph and Mary Muscato Guarino.
He served honorably in World War II as a member of the United States Navy and again in the Korean War as a member of the United States Marine Corps. Leonard was a member of the Teamsters Union working at Empire State Motor Express in Lime Rock where he retired from in 1980.
He was a loving and devoted husband and father who deeply loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. After his retirement, he enjoyed outdoor activities especially fishing, mowing his kids’ lawns, building screen houses, gardening, spending time telling his stories and sharing his tremendous sense of humor and jokes. In 1992, Leonard and his late wife, Margaret, became members of the Oakfield Recreation Club and established their summer residence there, keeping their winter home in Florida.
He is predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Margaret E. (Underwood) Wadams Guarino.
He is survived by his children, Terry (Valerie) Wadams of Oakfield, Debbie (Roger) Cornell of Retsof, Gary (Sue) Wadams of Oakfield, Pamela Wadams of Batavia and Lennie Colley of Batavia; ten grandchildren, Carrie Monachino of Oakfield, Mark (Stefanie) Wadams of Mahopac, Ronald (Tracy) Cornell of Rochester, Todd Cornell of Rochester, Jeremy Cornell of Retsof, Tara (Vince) Fasso of Livonia, Jaime (Scott) Kelly of Perry, Brandi (Jon) Suro of Getzville, Nicole Hurlbutt of Batavia and Brena Hurlbutt of Cheektowaga; 17 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
There are no prior visiting hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Green Mount Cemetery, Dansville. Memorials may be made to the New York State Veteran’s Home in Batavia where Leonard was loved by all that cared for him there. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.
Arrangements were completed by the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.