Leonard Candib

Leonard Candib

Sunday, April 7th, 1935 - Monday, August 17th, 2020
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Leonard Candib, age 85, a resident of Coleville Road in Bennington, VT died on Monday morning, August 17, 2020 following a brief illness.

Leonard was born in the Bronx, NY on April 7, 1935, and was the son of the late David and Mae (Gilinsky) Candib. At the start of World War II, in 1941, the family moved to Danby, VT. He attended schools in Danby and is a graduate of Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester, VT. Leonard attended Paul Smith’s College and received an Associate Degree in 1954. Leonard worked in the General Store in Danby and at Dave’s TV with his father. The business grew and they moved to Manchester, and eventually to Bennington. He married Josephine Hurley on June 30, 1956. She died on October 7, 1990. He later married Hazel Harrison on January 9, 2005. She has also predeceased him. He ran the TV store for forty-five years before it closed. He later went to work for Bijur Lubricating in Bennington.

Leonard was a member of the Bennington ELKS Lodge and he enjoyed fishing, hunting, his ATV and his pride and joy Kubota tractor.

Leonard is survived by his children: Cherie Candib (Mike Maher) of Shaftsbury, VT, Brian (Tami) Candib of South Burlington VT, Mary-Barbara (Keith) Forman of Rio Rancho, NM, Wendy (Brian) Sicard of Colchester, VT, Chris (Kim) Candib of Barre, VT and his daughter-in-law, Kathy Candib of Bennington, VT. He leaves sixteen grandchildren, several great grandchildren. and his Harrison step-daughters; Elaine, Kay-Jean, Coleen, Judy, Sharon and their families; his brother, Samuel Candib, in Loudonville, NY and his sister, Rhoda Lawrence of Kalamazoo, MI. Leonard also leaves behind many close friends especially those from The Sunnyside Diner.

He is predeceased by his parents, both wives, and one son Timothy Candib.

Due to the COVID-19 protocols , there will be no calling hours.

The family will be having a graveside service at the Bennington Hebrew Cemetery on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 11:00AM

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bennington Project Independence through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home in Bennington.
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    Thursday, August 20th, 2020 |
    Thursday, August 20th, 2020
    Bennington Hebrew Cemetery
    Park Lawn South Street
    Bennington, Vermont 05201
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Posted at 09:26am
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Michael Bourn jr

Posted at 10:13am
I’m going to miss our trips to sucker pond to fish on the opening day of bass season and I’m also going to miss our conversations on the phone whether it was a movie you watched or you needed me to fix your tractor I’m going to miss spending time with you poppy love always your grandson Michael

Timothy Ordway

Posted at 07:57am
I will miss Lenny at Sunny Side for our morning coffee at 6:00AM, also our travels to New Hampshire and NY to look at special items.
Phone calls conversations, monthly Monday night meetings
Thx Lenny

Rick and Kay-Jean with Alexia!

Posted at 11:02am
I will miss Lennies long conversations. His warm hugs, and caring ways. You Will ne missed!
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