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Leonard George Longstaff

November 25, 1930 July 30, 2018
Leonard George Longstaff
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Obituary for Leonard George Longstaff

Leonard G. Longstaff, age 87, passed away July 30, 2018, in Littleton, Colorado. He was born November 25, 1930, in Juniata, Nebraska, to Arnold and Helen Smith Longstaff. On June 10, 1951, he married Phyllis Jean Eaton.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He received a Bachelor of Education Degree from Chadron State College, and attended the University of Nebraska two years to study business and economics. He was a Rotary Club member and an active singer all his life in various church, community, and barbershop choirs.

He was a Manager for Hested, Newberry & Lee retail stores in Nebraska and South Dakota and then became the Accounting Manager at the home office in Omaha. He ran his own store, Longstaff Variety, in the 70’s in DeWitt, Iowa. At the time of his death he had worked 22 years at Sam’s Club in Lone Tree, Colorado.

He is survived by daughters, Leslie Ann Foster of Littleton, and Terri Rydberg of Frederick, Maryland; son, John, of Littleton; grandchildren, Daniel (Rose) Rydberg, Andrew (Linda) Longstaff, and Corinna Foster; three great-grandchildren; and sisters, Mary Sue Perria of Traverse City, Michigan, and Phyllis Hahn of Littleton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis (Peach); and sister, Donna Rae Giese.

In lieu of flowers, please honor Leonard by giving a donation to the American Cancer Society at: http://www.cancer.org/

The best representation of our Dad was a book written by V.J. Smith called “The Richest Man in Town”. Although written about a man called Marty, it truly represents our father as we knew him. Please check it out and you will understand the man behind the smile.

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Memorial

Saturday

11

Aug

2:00 PM 8/11/2018 2:00:00 PM
United Methodist Church

5894 South Datura Street
Littleton, CO 80120

In lieu of flowers, please honor Leonard by giving a donation to the American Cancer Society.

United Methodist Church
5894 South Datura Street Littleton 80120 CO
United States

Memorial

Sunday

12

Aug

1:30 PM 8/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
Wolhurst Club House

8201 South Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, CO 80120

Another reception to honor him will be at Wolhurst Club House, 8201 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO at 1:30 pm on August 12th.

Wolhurst Club House
8201 South Santa Fe Drive Littleton 80120 CO
United States
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