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DAVENPORT, Fla. - Leonard D. Dabreau Jr., 79, of Davenport, Florida, formerly of Hartwick, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017, at his home in Florida.
Leonard was born in Bronx on June 14, 1938, son of the late Leonard D. Sr. and Anna Phillipavage Dabreau.
He graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School before attending Alfred State University.
Leonard spent the next 30 plus years building what was the largest independent elevator service and repair company in New York City, Archer Elevator. He operated the company until his retirement in 2000.
Following retirement, Leonard moved to the family farm in Hartwick. He spent many hours repairing or building barns to accommodate his horses. In the 70's, Leonard was a competitive team roper, and never lost his interest in horses.
Leonard is survived by his sons, Dave (Bev) Dabreau of Davenport, Florida, Lenny (Donna) Dabreau of Farmingdale, New Jersey; his daughter, Sue (Mike) Transberg of Wall, New Jersey; brother, Richard (Val) Dabreau of Hartwick, 10 grandchildren, Nicole, Christie, David, Bryan, Dawson, Mikayla, Amy, Amanda, Genevieve and Mackenzie; one great-grandchild, Liam; many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Bob and Paul;, and niece, Jean Dabreau Handler.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, June 23, at the Delker and Terry Funeral Home, 30 South St., Edmeston. Interment will follow in Laurens Cemetery, Laurens. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. prior to services at the funeral home.
To send condolences, visit www.Delkerterryfuneral home.com or visit Delker and Terry on Facebook.
Published on June 21, 2017
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