Guy Leida

It is with sadness I report the passing of GUY LEIDA on JULY 5, 2017

Visitation: JULY 10, 2017 (MONDAY)  (4:00 – 8:00 PM)

M. John Scanlan Funeral Home
781 Newark Pompton Tpke.
Pompton Plains, New Jersey 07444

Funeral Mass:  JULY 11, 2017 (TUESDAY)

St. Mary’s RC Church
17 Pompton Avenue
Pompton Lakes, New Jersey 07442

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***********************************************************************************************Guy Leida,

Guy Leida, 84, of Bloomingdale, passed away on July 5, 2017.

Born in Washington, NJ, Guy was raised in Fair Lawn.  He proudly served in the US Air Force and later had a long career as an aircraft mechanic and supervisor.  Guy was a member of PAMA and won several aviation awards, and he also volunteered as an usher at St. Mary’s Church and a Eucharistic Minister at Chilton Memorial Hospital.

Guy had a love of traveling and enjoyed refinishing antique furniture, collecting antique cars, and rebuilding clocks.  He was best known for his storytelling and jokes and was a loving husband, father, brother, and “Bumpy” to his grandchildren.

Guy is survived by his wife, Gracemarie (Suzy); his son, Guy; his daughters, Linda Goldsmith, Sandra Chaplin and her husband Dennis; and Carol Johnson and her husband Stuart; his brother, A. James Leida and his wife Laurie; his grandchildren, David Chaplin, Corinne Chaplin, and Olivia Johnson; and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his grandchildren, Eugene and Tristan Daley.

Visiting hours will be held Monday, July 10 from 4 to 8 pm at the M. John Scanlan Funeral Home, Pompton Plains.  A funeral Mass will be held 11 am Tuesday at St. Mary’s RC Church, Pompton Lakes.  Cremation will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Guy’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital would be greatly appreciated by his family.


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