Leonard A. Wassum
Leonard A. Wassum, 88, of Yardley passed away Wednesday at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Wassum was an estimator with the Philip Slack Company of Trenton for 20 years, then went to work for J. A. M. Industries in Trenton retiring after a 20 year career.
A graduate of Trenton Catholic – class of 1944, he was a member of St. Ignatius Church, the DAV, and American Legion Post 440, Newtown, PA.
Mr. Wassum enjoyed building model railroad trains, applying his mechanical abilities around his home, gardening, and his large family.
A veteran of the US Army during WWII, he served in the European Theatre and was awarded numerous decorations including the Purple Heart.
Son of the late Leonard A. and Mary McGuire Wassum, brother of the late Mary Paller, Helen Nelson, Carl Wassum, Terence J. Wassum, Sr., Donald Wassum, Margaret Swick, and Thomas Wassum, and grandfather of the late Timothy Wassum. He is survived by his wife, Janet A. Wassum; five sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Charmaine Wassum of Levittown, PA, Matthew and Lynne Wassum of Newtown, PA, John and Colleen Wassum of Falls Twp., PA, Luke Wassum and Sarah Fairbrother of Washington, DC and Paul and Michelle Wassum of Quakertown, PA; two daughters, Jennifer “Penny” Wassum, and Amy Wassum both of Yardley, PA; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Harriett Wassum of Florida, and Theresa Wassum of Trenton; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 5 until 8PM at the M. William Murphy Funeral Home, 935 Parkway Ave., Ewing, NJ 08618 and Monday in St. Ignatius Church, 999 Railroad Ave., Yardley, PA 19067 from 10AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM. Entombment with military honors will follow in Ewing Church Cemetery, Ewing.
Memorial contributions in his name may be made to either the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 (www.woundedwarriorproject.org) or Chandler Hall Hospice, 99 Barclay St., Newtown, PA 18940.
Posted on 16 Oct 2014 by MFH