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Leonard F. Varacallo

Obituary for Leonard F. Varacallo

December 22, 1926 - November 1, 2017
Levittown, Pennsylvania | Age 90

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Leonard F. Varacallo, of Levittown, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at his residence. He was 90 years old. Leonard was born on December 22, 1926 to the late Girolamo (Jerome) and Maria (nee Onorato) Varacallo in Philadelphia, PA. He was a 1944 graduate of North Catholic High School and proudly served in the United States Army from 1945 to 1946 serving in Germany briefly. After being honorably discharged from the United States Army, Leonard went on to attend Kutztown State Teacher's College and graduated in 1953 with a Bachelor's in Science in Education. He also served as Class President from 1951, 1952, and 1953. He then received his Masters in Administration from Rutgers University. Leonard worked for the Pennsbury School District as a special education teacher until his retirement in 1993. After his retirement, he volunteered at Eleanor Roosevelt and Manor Elementary Schools in the learning support classes. In his free time he enjoyed wood working, and was also an avid gardener, making sure his lawn looked perfect and tending to his tomato plants. Leonard had a deep appreciation for all sports, especially football and golf. As a youth, Leonard was a founding member of the Putso Athletic Club in Port Richmond, Phila. where he played football with his friends. He continued playing football during his four years of high school and four years of college, even coaching in the Pennsbury Recreational Program.

Leonard is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joan Lee (nee Snyder) Varacallo and together they would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on November 8th. He is also survived by his two sons; Jerome M. Varacallo (Ann) and Timothy L. Varacallo as well as his grandson Dominic J. Varacallo. He is predeceased by his siblings; Dominic and Anthony Varacallo , Frances Chrobocinski, and Marie Radomicki.

Relatives and friends are invited to Leonard's Life Celebration on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 8:00-9:15 a.m.at Beck-Givnish of Levittown, 7400 New Falls Rd. Levittown PA, 19055 followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Church 66 Levittown Pkwy, Levittown PA, 19054. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers for allergy considerations, please send either silk flowers, a potted plant, and please refrain from wearing perfume or cologne. Donations in Leonard's name will be accepted to support Pennsbury students in the Bucks County Special Olympics. Please make checks out to the Pennsbury School District and mail to the Special Education Department of Pennsbury School District, P.O. Box 338 Fallsington Pa, 19058.

To share your fondest memory of Leonard, please visit www.lifecelebration.com

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Donations in Leonard's name will be accepted to support Pennsbury students in the Bucks County Special Olympics. Please make checks out to the Pennsbury School District and mail to the Special Education Department of Pennsbury School District, P.O. Box 33
  • Special Education Department of Pennsbury
    P.O. Box 338
    Fallsington, PA 19058

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Beck-Givnish Funeral Home

7400 New Falls Rd.
Levittown, PA 19055
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