Leonard B. Revelle
LEONARD (LENNY) BRYAN REVELLE (N9IJ), 61, of Grayslake, IL passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on September 22, 2012 after a courageous battle with Esophageal cancer.
Lenny was born June 20, 1951 in Lexington, NC and was very proud of his North Carolina roots. Every October he looked forward to sharing homemade NC BBQ with friends and family.
Lenny was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lexington. He was proud to serve his country in the U.S. Navy. He retired as a Lieutenant from the Round Lake Beach Police Department after 21 years in April, 2008. After a short adventure of driving a semi for Schneider, he worked as a Radio Technician for Lake County Radio Department. Lenny was an Extra Class Amateur Radio Operator. He loved to fly radio controlled planes and helicopters as a member of Skyknights. The best summer vacation was spent up north fishing. He found comfort during his illness with his pets, Molly, Zilla and Daisy. Lenny spent time reading or playing with the latest electronic gadget, but his favorite past-time lately was spending time with friends Ken and Tai on the swing under the maple tree.
Lenny is survived by his true love Susan (Wozniczka) whom he married on September 27, 1986, daughter, Kimberly Schlaeger, and sons, Michael, Jon and Steven, and grandchildren, Gennessie Revelle and Xander Schlaeger. He is also survived by his brothers Barden (Lorri) and Bruce (Michelle), and pseudo daughter, Jenny Martin. He is preceded in death by his son Bryan, his sister Carmen, and parents, Barden and Virginia Revelle.
Visitation is Friday, September 28, 2012 from 3:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. There will be a visitation on Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until the start of the funeral service at10:00 a.m. at St. Gilbert Church 301 E. Belvidere Road Grayslake, IL 60030. Burial will be at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville, IL.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family or Save A Pet Adoption Center 31664 North Fairfield Road Grayslake,IL 60030. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at North Shore Oncology and Advocate Condell Hospice. For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.
Please don’t mourn that I am gone, but celebrate the life we shared.