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3068 Main Street
CALEDONIA, NY 14423
Phone: 585-538-6500
Fax: 585-538-2669
Leon Kransler

Leon J. Kransler Jr.

Wednesday, October 10th, 1951 - Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
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Unexpectedly on September 1, 2020. Survived by his loving wife Martha Kransler. Children; Kevin (Sarah) Kransler of Guilderland, NY, Kathryn (Brian) Ribbeck of Clifton, and Sarah (Patrick) Michael of Avon. Grandchildren; Jack, Chase and Maleah Kransler, Emily and Andrew Ribbeck, Reid and Preston Michael. Sister, Jean (Dan) Bresnan of Canandaigua. Brothers; Bruce Kransler of Farmington, and Bryan (Melanie) Kransler of Farmington. Father-In-Law Frank Popowich of Churchville. Several Nieces and Nephews. Predeceased by his parents Leon Kransler Sr.. and Betty Kransler.

Friends and Family may call Sunday from 3-6 PM. at the Alhart Funeral Home 3068 W. Main St. Caledonia. Service and Interment will be held privately. The funeral home will be operating at limited capacity per state guidelines, New York State Requires those in attendance to adhere to these guidelines including to those related to social distancing and face coverings.

In Lieu of Flowers donations may be made to the American Red Cross of Western New York, 786 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209.

Leon was originally from Canandaigua. During college at SUNY Geneseo he met his wife of 46 years, Martha. In 1978 they settled in Caledonia. Leon is retired from Xerox. He liked to swim, fix things, taking care of his grandkids, loved all history, and read.
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Jon Penrose

Posted at 10:09am
Only recently learned of classmate Leon’s passing. Leon is fondly remembered by the swim team gang from the 1960’s. Leon was the stalwart backstroke guy who owned his events and always put points on the board along with Scott McNealus, Steve Lockte, Steve White, Rich Elliott, Jay Otteman, Dave Briskey and the rest of the crew under the coaching of Coach Parker and Meryl Bridgeman. While we corresponded a few times over the years I will miss his stories and memories of those halcyon days. I know the whole C.A. Class of 1969 mourns the loss of our classmate. My sincere condolences to Leon’s family and friends. — Jon Penrose
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Steve Witkowski

Posted at 04:06pm
Martha and family, I am very sorry to hear of Leon's passing. He and I worked together back in the 1980's at Chloride. Leon was a really great guy and I appreciated getting emails from him upon occasion. I consider myself blessed to have known him. Steve Witkowski
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Joe Wesley

Posted at 02:58pm
Dear Martha and Family,

With deepest sympathy I right this to tell you Leon was one of my greatest mentors in the early years of my career. I just learned of is passing. I am deeply blown away by the news - he was a great person and he was so proud of his family. I will say prayers for the family and for him.

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Joe Wesley
Victor NY
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Bob Marsh

Posted at 02:25pm
Dear Martha, Please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss. I just learned of Leon's passing a few minutes ago and I am both shocked and saddened. Leon was a great guy. I only worked with him four years, but we remained friends for 32 more. I will miss him too. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Bob Marsh
Williamsburg, VA
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Dennis Elliott

Posted at 12:44pm
My wife and I met Leon & Martha on a tour of Nova Scotia a year ago in August. We seemed to bond immediately with both of them. We kept in contact via email and we were even planning to drive to New York to visit them this year and let Leon and Martha give us the grand tour of the area - until the Pandemic ruined that plan. We never got the chance to get to know him more. So sorry for you and your family Martha.

Dennis and Marcia Elliott
Sun Prairie, WI
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