Leonard J. Schuhle
Leonard Joseph Schuhle, 70, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 2014, formerly of Long Island, NY, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019 in Fort Myers, FL. He was born December 2, 1948 in Port Jefferson, NY.
Leonard was of the Lutheran faith. He was a loving husband and father who always put others first. He will be remembered by his family for his many contributions to their lives. We will never forget his love of saving money by using coupons on anything he could. He had a love for chocolate cake that was only matched by his love for his grandkids. His passion was watching his beloved NY Islanders play every year.
Linda will remember their love that started over 50 years ago and lasted to his final day. They enjoyed a long loving marriage for over 49 years that brought them 3 loving children, 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
His children will remember all the sacrifices he made to make sure they had a very happy and successful childhood. He would work countless hours to make sure his family was provided for and ensure that they had everything they needed. He also made sure that when they moved on in their adult lives that he helped all of them buy their first cars and later on contributed to help with a down payment on their first houses.
Leonard “Popado” Schuhle will be remembered by his grandchildren for more than just being a small figure in their lives. He was instrumental in the raising of Donald, Dillon, Bethan and Tyler. He helped care for Ethan and Xavier from the day they were born. He loved to visit Disney World with his grandchildren yearly and make their dreams of meeting Mickey Mouse come true. There was a glitter in his eyes when he spoke about them.
His daughter in-law, Khush, will always remember him teaching her how to be the next generation gopher.
Leonard grew up on Long Island, NY where he spent the majority of his life. He will be remembered by his best friends Ritchie Boeke and Rita Green Schuhle for the countless jokes and good times they had growing up.
Lenny, as he was called by everyone, was a constant jokester that loved to crack silly jokes to make people laugh. He was known to lighten the mood with silly jokes and make a room feel more comfortable.
He is survived by his beloved wife of over 49 years, Linda Schuhle of Cape Coral; loving mother, Marie Schuhle of Lake Ronkonkoma; three loving children, Linda Sully of TN, Leonard Schuhle, Jr. (Leanne) of OH, and Lonnie Schuhle (Khushboo) of Seattle, WA; eight grandchildren, Donald De Sensi (Felice), Dillon Schwartz (Taylor), Tyler Schwartz, Bethan Sully, Harmony Brody, Ethan Schuhle, Xavier Schuhle, Kenzie Mayfield, and Madison Mayfield; as well as two great grandchildren, Aiden Schwartz and Elise Schwartz. Three brothers, Robert Schuhle (Rita) of AZ, Ted Schuhle of NY, and Jimmy Schuhle (Debbie) of NY;
Leonard was preceded in death by his father, Theodore Schuhle.
A Graveside Service will be held 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Indian Springs Cemetery, 5400 Indian Springs Rd., Punta Gorda, FL 33950.
Memorial Contributions in memory of Leonard Joseph Schuhle are suggested to your local heart association charity.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.