Leonard Karl Madcharo SMSgt USAF (Ret)


Leonard Karl Madcharo SMSgt USAF (Ret)

Madcharo, Leonard Karl, 21½, beloved father, died 8 November 2018 surrounded by his children, grandchildren and former wife Margaret.

Born in Schenectady, NY on 29 February 1932, Leonard was the 3rd of 5 sons born to Russian immigrant parents.  Leonard enlisted in the Air Force in 1951; his career included air-sea rescue during the Korean War and service in Vietnam.  In 1977 he retired as a SMSgt at Offutt AFB.  After retirement he used his GI Bill benefits to get his degree in engineering design and drafting and worked at Omeco Boss in Omaha as an engineering technician supporting pipeline and industrial processsing projects.  In his spare time and after retirement Leonard enjoyed the camaraderie of the Dubliner & M’s Pub in the Old Market.

Survivors are former wife Margaret, their children SSgt Karl, USMC (ret’d), Michael & spouse Kelly, Katherine & spouse Alain, Eric, Paula & partner Tim, David, Sandra & partner Jeff; 6 grandchildren & spouses, and numerous nieces & nephews, grand and great.

Preceded in death by his father Kerell Modcharo, mother Paligia (Herizkova) Modcharo, and brothers Constantine K, Victor K, Nicholas K, and John K.

Visitation for family & friends 5-7 PM Wednesday, November 14th at Bellevue Memorial Funeral Chapel, Bellevue, NE. Wake at a later date. Interment at St. Basil’s Russian Orthodox Church, Watervliet, NY.

Memorials to Capital Humane Society, Lincoln at https://capitalhumanesociety.org or St. Basil’s Church Rectory


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