AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Carl David Leonhart was the fifth child of Ruth Shoff Leonhart and Freman Leonhart. Carl was born February 15, 1940 and died Sunday, October 23, 2022.

He was a 1958 graduate of Fitch High School, Austintown, Ohio.

Carl joined the Army shortly after graduation and spent three years assigned in Germany where he met and later married Helga Dirnberger and had three children.

He worked at Erie Lacawana RR, Steel Door and GM Lordstown and retired after 30 years from GM.

He married Michelle Mahan in 1991. Carl and Michelle moved to Florida in 1999.

Carl’s hobbies included his rose garden, fine woodworking from clocks, cabinet maker, wooden toys and Christmas displays. His love of cars, kept him busy restoring and maintaining both antique and classic cars. He and Michelle volunteered 14 years at Faith Presbyterian Church helping to keep the landscaping, irrigation and garden in order.

He is survived by his wife, Michelle (Mahan) and her two children, Phillip Saraceno and Kathy Nees; his children, David (Wendy), Sean (Christine) and Kristina Liscic; his grandchildren, Tyler (Linsy), Nathan Hudak ( Stefanie), Eric Leonhart, Danielle Leonhart (Alex Boyor), Alex Leonhart, Amanda Liscic and Chayne Treharn; great-grandchildren, Kaida Leonhart, Charlotte Leonhart, Genvive Leonhart, Adelina Hudak and Sasha Hudak and his sister-in-law, Ilsa Leonhart.

He is preceded in death by his siblings, Donald (Lucile), Paul (Dolly), Robert and Mary Lou Lemke (Arthur) and his granddaughter, Jennifer Moss.

Burial will be in Four Mile Run Cemetery with military honors on Saturday, November 5, 2022.

Calling hours are at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, Friday, November 4, 2022 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, November 5, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Services will be officiated by Pastor Ron Blakeman and will be held on Saturday, November 5, at 11:00 a.m., at the funeral home.

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A television tribute will air Tuesday, November 1 at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV.