Gilbert Leclerc Obituary – Akron Beacon Journal

SET AGAIN TALLMADGE – Gilbert B. “Gil” Leclerc, 92, of Tallmadge, Ohio, died Feb. 9, 2022. Gil was born and raised in Sanford, Maine, where he attended St. Ignatius High School. Gil and his brother, Ben, attended and graduated together in 1950 from St. Michael’s College in Wenoski, VT. Gil was employed by the Goodall-Sanford, Pacific Mills, and General Tire (Bolta Plant) textile mills in Lawrence, Mass. Gil and his family were transferred to Akron, Ohio in 1967 with General Tire from which Gil retired in 1991 after 34 years of service. Gil was an Army veteran of the Korean War; a longtime member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church; and an avid golfer and bowler. Gil was predeceased 5 short weeks ago by his life partner and beloved wife of 67 years, Lucille (Brochu) Leclerc; and in 1987 by his daughter, Sandra Ann Leclerc. Gil was proud of the loving care, nurturing and support of Lou and their 5 children. Her proudest achievement was seeing her children graduate from college debt-free. Gil and Lou cherished their retirement years traveling across the United States and watching the snows in Pompano Beach, Florida and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and spending time with their grandchildren. Gil is survived by his son, Steven (Cheryl) and his daughters, Donna Kane, Debra (Michael) Rankine and Lynda (Amanda) Leclerc, as well as his grandchildren, Ryan (Hayley) Kane, Kristen Kane, Jacquelin (Jeff Hamilton) Rankine, Brian (Lauren) Rankine, Stephanie Leclerc, Dylan Glauer, Zoe Boxill, Elaina Glauer and Mia Boxill and great-grandchildren, Eli Kane, Logan Kane and Maxwell Kane. The family expresses their sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff at KentRidge where Gil had been residing since June 2020. Special thanks to Lisa Moore for always bringing a smile to Gil’s face and keeping him out of trouble; to all the memory care nurses and care partners and the staff at Traditions Health who took such wonderful care of Gil in his final months. A Christian Burial Celebration Mass will be held Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 73 North Ave, Tallmadge, Ohio. The funeral mass will be broadcast live on the Our Lady of Victory Facebook page: You are asked to wear a mask when around other people in the church until further notice. Thank you for your collaboration. The cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations to Gil’s most treasured organization: the Edmundite Missions; 1428 Broad Street, Selma, AL. 36701-4304.

Posted on February 11, 2022

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