Leonard Charles Liebler

December 21, 1946 - June 11, 2014
Leonard Charles Liebler

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Leonard Charles Liebler, 67, passed away unexpectedly on June 11, 2014. Len lived a rich life, full of community, family and great love. He leaves us with cherished memories of happy family celebrations, a father and grandfather that delighted in the unique giftings of his sons and grandchildren, a husband that sacrificed and worked hard to provide for his family as well as a dear friend and mentor that touched many with his life.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Liebler and his mother, Beatrice Liebler. He is survived by his loving wife of 45years, Jo Ann Liebler; son Jon (Jennifer) Liebler of Williamsburg; son Dan (Christina) of Gloucester; six adoring grandchildren (that believed Lenny was the best Pappas in the whole wide world), Whitney, Caroline, Cassidy, Anna, Reece, and Jojo. He is also survived by his brother John (Linda) of NY, brother August (Sandy) of Williamsburg, brother Larry of CA, sister Monica of NY, brother Lance (T) of Ashburn and brother Danna (Shelly) of Williamsburg. Nephews Jake Liebler (Lee Ann) and Adam Liebler (Jacque), in addition to many special nieces, nephews and their families who also adored their “Uncle Len” and will miss him very much.

Len served in the 101st Airborne where he was awarded a Bronze Star for Valor for his service in Vietnam. He was a great athlete who excelled in Lacrosse and Football at Freeport High School in Long Island, NY. He worked as a Production Supervisor at Anheuser Busch for 25 years before retiring and “taking to the road” in his RV where he enjoyed meeting people, playing pickle ball, fishing and golfing. He had many friends from Williamsburg National Golf Club where he loved to play, First Colony neighborhood, and throughout the Williamsburg community. Above all else, Len truly delighted in spending time with his family. He was so proud of the athletic and professional accomplishments of his sons. He forged special relationships with each one of his grandchildren and was never happier than when he was hunting, fishing, and watching them play sports. We will remember him for the honorable man he was and the love he poured generously into each of our lives.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, PBS network or the Williamsburg Land Conservancy.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 17 at 1pm at Bucktrout Funeral Home, 4124 Ironbound Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188. A reception will follow at the First Colony Clubhouse after the service.

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  • June 16, 2014
    Sue Callaghan Rogers says:
    There are no words to express this grief, for Lenny, for you Jo, the boys and families, for all of you. You are all in my heart and prayers. With Love,Sue

  • June 14, 2014
    T says:
    My Len was larger than life--there is not just one story, but a lifetime of love and fun. He and Jo Ann taught me how to love and raise my children. They shared their children with me, and I am so very honored to be their Aunt T. I share this prayer of the Makah Indians: Sadly Hollow Immortality Do not stand by my grave and weep I am not there--I do not sleep I am a thousand winds that blow I am a diamond glint on snow I am the sunlight on ripened grain I am gentle autumn rain When you awake in the morning hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circling flight I am the soft star shine at night Do not stand by my grave and cry I am not there--I did not die

  • June 15, 2014
    bonnie palomares says:
    my prayers are with you during this time of grief. he raise a family that i was proud to know one of them danny he mentored my son at capehattres i dont think jonathan woudl have gradurated if not for danny i see he learn this from his dad. may the Lord wrap his arms around you and confort you in the days to come

  • June 14, 2014
    Kevin Swanson says:
    My wife and I send our sincere condolences to JoAnn and the Liebler family. I knew Len only two years, but, I had the privilege of listening to his stories and his knowledge. I knew right away Len was a man's man. I will miss him as many will, but i'll never forget him. RIP Len Kev & Kathy

  • June 13, 2014
    Drew White says:
    Our hearts are broken for your loss. Our hearts are broken for our loss. His spirit and the memories we have shared for 35 years will live on forever. Our deepest condolences from the entire White family.