Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Leonard C. Amicone

Leonard C. Amicone, 75, of 1752 Myers Road died Wednesday evening, May 15, 2002, at MedCentra1 Shelby Hospital.

He had been in failing health the last year and passed away in the hospital emergency room after suffering a heart attack at home.

He was born June 21, 1926 in Palmyra, Ohio, the son of the late John and Rose (Valerio) Amicone. Mr. Amicone served 20 years in the United States military. The first 4 years, he served in the Navy during WWII and the last 16 years in the Army, serving in the Korean Conflict, retiring as 1st sergeant. He was awarded two purple hearts during the Korean Conflict. After his retirement from the U.S. Army, he worked as a HVAC installer and repairman for the Charles Hoffman Company in Mansfield.

He was a member of Shelby V.F. W. George Broderick Post #291 and Shelby American Legion O’Brien Post #326. Mr. Amicone was an accomplished outdoors-man, having hunted and fished all around the world. He enjoyed spending time with his grandkids.

He is survived by his wife, Billie Jean (Tipton) Amicone, whom he wed on May 3, 1952 in Seguine, Texas; four sons and three daughters-in-law, John and Laurie Amicone of Shelby, Leonard Amicone of Columbus, Timothy and Shelly Amicone of Crestline and Mark and Lori Amicone of Shelby; daughter, Beth Amicone of Shelby; seven grandchildren, Katie, Tony, Terra, Jonathon, Erica, James, and Matthew Amicone; a sister, Ida Clow of Mansfield; a stepbrother, Bob Wise of Florida. Mr. Amicone was preceded in death by a son, David Amicone; a brother, John Gus Amicone; and a sister, Bertha Amicone.

Calling hours will be on Friday, May 17, 2002, from 5-8 p.m. at Turner Funeral Home, 168 W. Main St., Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby with military honors conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Funeral Squad. Memorial expressions may be made to Shelby Home and Public Health.

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