Leonard Stephen Walkowiak passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 14, 2021. Leonard “Len” was born October 30, 1940, in Arnold, PA. He is a 1961 graduate of Clarion University. He taught in both Karns City School District and Fox Chapel School Districts for over 35 years.
During retirement Len was an avid fisherman and enjoyed playing cards. He also owned and maintained several rental properties throughout Butler. Len is survived by his wife of 56 years, Diane Louise McElrath, who he met while they both attended Clarion, and a sister, Dorothy (Walkowiak) Goch (husband Walter), in Lower Burrell.
Len also has two sons, Timothy Walkowiak (wife Richelle) of Wexford, and Daniel (wife Amanda) Walkowiak, of Denver, Colorado. He is survived by 5 grandchildren, Carlie Walkowiak of Butler, Thomas, Joseph, Samuel, and Eva Walkowiak of Denver. He is survived by a number of nieces and nephews, including Sharon and Tony Sutton of Philadelphia, Gerianne and Mark Nagel of Butler, Diane and Jeff Mechling of Pittsburgh.
Family and friends will gather at the Geibel Funeral Home in Butler, 201 East Cunningham Street, Butler on Friday, August 20, 2021, from 12:00 noon until 3:00 pm, with a memorial service immediately following.
The Walkowiak family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Leonard Walkowiak’s name to Butler Cubs Basketball Association at Cubs ASA, P.O. Box 2173, Butler, PA 16001.
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