Leonard Joseph Cardinal, 76 of Manasquan, NJ died in peace on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Jersey Shore Univ. Medical Center surrounded by his family. A caring, loving husband and father, he leaves his wife of 51 years, Susan Cardinal, his son Leonard, his daughters, Christine, Jennifer, Megan and Karen, his 4 legged “best friend” Sophie, and their significant others, Betsy, Dale, James and Gary. He also leaves his grandchildren Taylor Ann, Chloe, Grace, Charlotte, Annabelle and Karah. Leonard was predeceased by his mother and father Victoria and Anthony Cardinale. He was the brother of Albert and Barbara Cardinale, Rosemary and Sammy Gess, Antoinette and David Lamoreaux, and Arthur and Maureen Cardinale, brother-in-law to Peter and Helen Hoffman and Charles and Susan Hoffman, and uncle to Joseph, Lisa, Jonathan, Michelle, Heather, Hope, Holly, Charlie, Christopher, Kathy and Michael.
A native of Trenton, Leonard was a Marine, he worked for McGraw Hill for several years, then graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in accounting. He was a manager in the technology division of Bristol-Myers Squibb for 30 years until his retirement. Leonard had a zest for life and had many “Len-isms”. He loved his cars, the beach, going out to dinner and spending time with his family. He was a natural athlete who played tennis, racquetball, golf and bowling. Leonard was a soccer coach for his children and others in the community for years.
A Memorial Visiting will be Wednesday, from 11 am until 1 PM at the O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy 35 at New Bedford Rd., Wall. Committal will be private.