Leonard Alexander Lenkiewicz, age 72, of Salina, Kansas, passed away
on March 19, 2019.
Mr. Lenkiewicz was born June 7, 1946 in Jersey City, New Jersey to
Alexander and Sophie Lenkiewicz (Przychodski). He was raised in Jersey
City, where he was a gifted athlete and discovered his love of sports.
After high school graduation in 1964, he was recruited by Kansas
Wesleyan University to play football. He obtained a bachelor’s degree
in secondary education and history, and later obtained his master’s in
Leonard was happy to call Salina, Kansas his home. He was best known
in Salina as a junior high teacher and coach. He taught 7th and 8th
grade history for 34 years. He taught his first four years at Sacred
Heart and his remaining thirty years at Roosevelt-Lincoln Junior High.
In addition to teaching, he also coached various sports. Leonard had a
larger than life personality and was passionate about his family,
teaching, and coaching.
Mr. Lenkiewicz is survived by his wife of 50 years, JoAnn; son, Greg,
(Marianne) of Salina; daughter, Sarah of Roeland Park, Kansas;
grandchildren, Sam and Sophie; brother Alfred (Berni) of Pennsylvania.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Raymond; and his
Visitation will be 4:00 to 8:00 PM Friday, March 22, 2019, at the Ryan
Mortuary 137 N 8th St., Salina, with family greeting visitors from
6:00 to 8;:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM Saturday,
March 23, 2019, at St. Mary Queen of the Universe Catholic Church, 230
E. Cloud, Salina, with burial following in St. Joseph’s Catholic
Cemetery in Abilene, KS. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
St. Mary Queen of the Universe Parish or Salina Education Foundation.