Services today for Dr. Glenn Leonard |

Services today for Dr. Glenn Leonard

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Services will be held at 11 a.m. today in Denver for Glenn Russell Leonard, M.D., who died on June 29 in Denver at the age of 82.Leonard was born Feb. 21, 1922, to Lydia and Joseph Leonard of Altoona, Pa. He attended the Colorado School of Mines before serving in the Naval Air Force in World War II. After his stint in the service, he returned to the United States to study medicine at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa.From there, Leonard attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, and then returned to Colorado to work an internship at Fitzsimmons Hospital.Leonard married Virginia Taylor of Denver on Oct. 9, 1951. He then served one year as an artillery surgeon for the 43rd Division in Germany. He returned to Denver, trained as a general surgeon and practiced in Denver. He later decided to become an anesthesiologist, took a residency at the University of Colorado Medical Center and practiced in that field until his retirement.The Leonards moved to Dillon in 1968 and were members of the Dillon Yacht Club and the Elks Club. Leonard was also a member of the Dillon Town Council for four years, and spent years skiing with the U.S. Ski Association senior circuit and encouraging his children, who raced for Arapahoe Basin and Vail Mountain ski clubs.He also was an ardent senior tennis player and enjoyed traveling, gardening, backpacking, bird watching and having breakfast at the Mountain Lyon Cafe in Silverthorne almost every day until he fell ill about two weeks ago.He is survived by his wife Virginia, son Charles Leonard, daughters Anne Leonard and Kim DiStefano and grandchildren Luke and Kara DiStefano. Services will be held at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church at 2201 Dexter St. in Denver. Memorial contributions may be made to the Glenn Leonard, M.D. Memorial Fund, Jefferson Medical College, 925 Chestnut St., Ste. 110, Philadelphia, PA 19107, or to the charity of your choice.

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