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LEDDY Sr., Patrick James Entered Heavens gates on Sept. 16, 2016 at the age of 86 while surrounded by the presence and love of his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years Charlene, his 5 children: Patrick Jr., Kathlene, John, Janet, Steve, his 12 grandchildren: Curtis, Jennifer, Jorene, Dustin, Brian, Danny, Tawney, John, Mark, Natalie, Robert, Ryan, 27 great- grandchildren, and 5 great- great-grandchildren. He was born on May 25, 1930 in Los Angeles, Calif., to the late George James Leddy and Rosalie Rafael Leddy. He attended Cathedral Catholic High School in Los Angeles, Calif., where he played football and won the Golden Glove award for Boxing. He graduated in 1948 and was enrolled in the Calif., 40th Division National Guard. On January 12, 1950 he married his wife Charlene. Shortly after he was drafted serving in the Army during the Korean War. He was Honorably Discharged from the Army at the rank of Sgt. He worked at Southern Pacific Rail Road and attended Community College as he and his wife built their beautiful family. He was a dedicated husband and fatherwho always put his family first. Family time was what he loved and what made him happy. He created many wonderful lasting memories with his family. Some of his favorites were of taking them to Shaver Lake, Calif. to go camping. He loved to water ski and would take his family to the river in Parker, Ariz. and Lake Havasu City, Ariz. to water ski. He had so much fun watching his children doing tricks on their skis or all 5 of his children water skiing at the same time behind his boat. On December 14, 1959 he began his faithful and dedicated Service with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. During his 28 years of service he successfully promoted through the ranks. He retired as Battalion Chief, Fire Station 33, Battalion 11 in Lancaster, Calif. He was admired and respected by all he served with. Upon retirement on October 15, 1987 he set out with his wife and dog 'Heidi' traveling the states in their 5th Wheel, enjoying each other and visiting loved ones along their way. Golf was a favorite past time whether he was just out hitting balls or playing a game. He loved times together with family reflecting on all the memories they made together. That always made him smile. The family will have a private gathering to honor and celebrate his wonderful life.

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