Leonard M. Strickland, PLS, PP, of South Jersey passed away suddenly on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the age of 57. Born in Danvers, MA, he is the beloved son of the late Charles F. and MaryAnn Strickland. Leonard is the cherished husband of Sharon L. Strickland (Nee Anderson) and the devoted father of Jackson T. Strickland and faithful lab, Atlas. Leonard will be missed by his family Carl and Joan Anderson, Linda Clemmensen, Steven Anderson, Brian and Donna Anderson, and Andrew, April, Helena, Charis, and Gregory Clemmensen.
Leonard was the Head of Rail Survey for Maser Consulting, where he worked with the best of the best. He served his Brothers as Worshipful Master of Masonic Lodge 221 in Absecon for 2000. Leonard lived a full and active life. A passionate cyclist, he loved to hit the road with the Team Evesham posse’ and logged hundreds of miles in support of the American Cancer Society, Livestrong, and the MS society. He felt especially honored to serve as a Marshal for the Faces of America Veterans ride from Washington, DC to Gettysburg, PA saying he felt humbled and privileged by lending a hand to get a Hero up a steep hill. He also loved kids and was a proud coach of MLU soccer, a Cub Master, and Sunday School teacher.
Often mistaken for Randy Travis, Leonard was a talented musician who played the guitar, piano, bass and also loved to sing. This was a joy he loved to share with his son, Jackson. Leonard was also the “go to guy” who could fix practically anything or solve any problem; it didn’t matter if it was a problem with your car, your computer or your outlook.
His passing was a terrible shock to us all and he will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. In lieu of flowers, a donation to your favorite charity in Leonard’s memory would be honoring.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Leonard’s viewing on Wednesday, October 4th from 5:30-8:30pm at the Bradley & Stow Funeral Home, 127 Medford-Mt. Holly Road, Medford, NJ. A viewing will also be held on Thursday, October 5th from 11:00AM-12N with the funeral service immediately following. Leonard will be placed at rest in Park View Cemetery at Kirby’s Mill at 25 Fostertown Road in Medford, NJ.