Leonard S. Vancheri

Leonard S. Vancheri - Penfield, NY - Rochester Cremation

Penfield – Passed away peacefully on June 25 at the age of 90. Leonard is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Rosamond; three devoted daughters, Lani Ann (Stephen) Lally, Kathleen Hoffman, and Bonnie Jean Vancheri; two adoring grandsons, the “apples of his eye,” Michael and Marc; brother Louis; several nieces and nephews.

After an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, Leonard was one of the youngest real estate agents in NYS to receive a broker’s license. His career spanned over 40 years as a successful building materials salesman and home building consultant in the Rochester/Monroe County area. In his spare time Leonard enjoyed coaching Little League Baseball and Biddy Basketball in the Town of Irondequoit.

He was a talented writer shown in his collection of childhood memoirs in Pennsylvania and family anecdotes which have been printed into book form. One of his poems is published in the America at the Millennium found on poetry.com. Cooking was a passion and the gourmet meals created were shared with friends, especially on Sunday for his traditional sauce.

Through his actions, he taught his grandsons what the virtues of dedication and loyalty mean in life. His family will miss his unconditional love, incredible wit, and heart of gold.
A private family service will be held on July 4, 2020.

12 Condolences

  1. Phyllis Miller Palombi on June 27, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    I am a friend of Bonnie. I am so sorry for your loss. Bonnie has shared so many wonderful things about her Dad with me. I hope knowing that friends are thinking of you during this time will ease the pain. May his memory be a blessing.
    With sympathy,
    Phyllis Miller Palombi

    • Kathy Hoffman on July 9, 2020 at 10:05 am

      Thank your for your kind words.

  2. Chuck Tyrpak on June 27, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    A Geat American! Thank you for your service Mr. Vancheri. I’ve heard stories about his amazing sauce, cooking and the enjoyment he got out of doing crossword puzzles. All interests and skills I know he passed on to Bonnie. He raised a great family and has a proud legacy. My thoughts are prayers are with Rosamond, Bonnie, Lani, Kathy and the entire family. I know you all have many fond memories you will treasure for a life time. May he rest in peace!

  3. Gerald J. Battoglia on June 28, 2020 at 10:09 am

    Our sincere condolences to Rosamond, your daughters and the rest of your family on the passing of Lenny.
    I will pass this information on the my Mom (Gloria).

  4. Annmarie Johansson on June 28, 2020 at 11:36 am

    Deepest sympathies Aunt Rosamond ! Love and prayers !❤️🙏🏻

    • Marie Coyne on June 28, 2020 at 5:50 pm

      My heartfelt condolences to the family ,he was one of my best customers at Wegmans,always smiled and cracked jokes and when I lost my husband he always cheered me up. I’m gonna miss him greatly,fly high with the angels my friend .

  5. Barry Barone on June 28, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    I was extremely fortunate to have Len as my lumber salesman at Ridge lumber for over 30 years! He was the without a doubt, the best in his field. I suspect he was outstanding in every aspect of his life. We were more of a team than a typical salesman/ builder relationship. He was a mentor and great friend. I think of him often. My deepest sympathies to the Vancheri Family. Take comfort in the knowledge that God has a special place for people like Len. Farewell my Friend.

  6. Linda McAuliffe on June 28, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    I worked with Len at Ridge Lumber for close to 25 years.I work very close with Len knew his well. He was a remarkable person. I am glad to have known him.My deepest sympathy to all of his family and friends.I will always have fond memories of him.As I hope your memories of him help you through your time of losing a love one.

  7. Edward hoffman on June 29, 2020 at 9:11 am

    Leonard was a great father in law to me and a better grandfather to my son Marc and nephew Michael. A great storyteller and cook. Never forget our family trip to his hometown Pittston Pennsylvania. The stories he told the boys about his childhood…..precious. Will be missed by all. Rest In Peace Leonard.

  8. Marie Lally on June 29, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    To Rosamond,
    I was saddened to learn about Lenny, and I extend to you my sincerest sympathy. I am sure your 70 years of memories with offer you comfort.

    To Lani and Steve,
    I am sorry for the loss of your father. He was a very nice person. I think of you both often and wish you well, especially during this difficult time.

  9. Lenore Valenti on July 6, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    Dear Lani,

    So sorry for your loss. My dad passed in 2013. I hope you will always remember the great memories of your dad.

    My sympathy to your family. And a hug to your mom.

    I’ve tried to look you up many times – our young girls friendship meant a lot to me.

  10. Kathleen Hoffman on July 9, 2020 at 10:59 am

    Thank you all for your heartfelt messages. The family has read all of them. Lenora please contact me at kh0000002@gmail.com. Lani and I would love to hear from you.

    Barry, my dad had the utmost respect for you and your work.

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