Obituaries

Leonard C. Zarda 1942 - 2009 Shawnee

Mass of Christian Burial for Leonard C. Zarda, 67, Shawnee, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Shawnee. Entombment will be in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Lenexa.
Mr. Zarda died Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, at Kansas City Hospice House.
He was born Aug. 5, 1942, the son of Leonard and Josephine Zarda, in Kansas City, Mo.
Mr. Zarda was a member of St. Joseph Catholic School Class of 1960. He served in the Kansas National Guard and was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, where he participated in the Perpetual Adoration prayers. He was a member of the Pioneers and assisted people with disabilities. He also helped many people lead a clean and sober life through 37 years of sobriety and participation in Alcoholics Anonymous.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Carol A. Zarda, Shawnee; three sons, David A., Grandview, Mo., Kenneth R., Kansas City, Kan., and Lawrence P., Overland Park; a granddaughter; two sisters, Joanne (Robert) Mills, Midlothian, Va., and Rita L. (Robert) Wilson, Tonganoxie; and a brother, David P. (Jacqueline), Eudora.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, at Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, where a rosary will be prayed at 6 p.m.
The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, or American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004.