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Leonard Leo

Sorce, Leonard L. “Lenny”

Born to Eternal Life July 20, 2014, at the age of 76 years. Beloved husband of Cynthia (nee Drewek). Dear father of Christopher, Lynette (Vince) Carini and Leonard (Mary Beth). Proud nannu of Dustin Drahanovsky. Preceded in death by his parents Peter F. and Rose. Brother of the late Isadore (Lucy) and Peter (Rosemarie). Fond son-in-law of the late Leonard and the late Jean (nee Geracie). Brother-in-law of the late Leonard (Benedetta, nee Balistrieri) and the late Gregory. Special friends Bernie Picus and caddy Peter Salza, along with Dave Hallenbeck and the other golfers who will look long and hard to put together a four some. Further survived by other relatives and many friends.

Leonard was a member of the Hays Masonic Lodge #331, the National Italian Invitational Golf Tournament for Charities, La Societa di San Giuseppe, Sons of Italy and many other organizations.

Special thanks to the Wheaton Franciscan Home Health and Hospice.

Leonards family will gather at the Funeral Home on Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 4:30 PM until time of the complete Memorial Service at 6:30 PM.

Suminski LifeStory Funeral Homes

Suminski / Weiss

1901 N. Farwell Ave

(414) 276-5122

Past Comments

MIchelle Sorce Schulz

Sitting around the kitchen table on sundays just talking and telling stories….

Going to Vegas won’t ever be the same. There are only two times in my life that I have been to Vegas without my uncle Lenny….

I know that Grandma, Grandpa and Uncle Izzy as well as other family and friends welcomed you to heaven with open arms!

Give everyone a hug and kiss for me!

Love you uncle!


Leonard Sorce

There will never be any words spoken, written or imagined as too how much MY DAD MEANT TO ME…

Sharon Zeisler

His Journey’s Just Begun…..

Don’t think of him as gone away

his journey’s just begun,

life holds so many facets

this earth is only one.

Just think of him as resting

from the sorrows and the tears

in a place of warmth and comfort

where there are no days and years.

Think how he must be wishing

that we could know today

how nothing but our sadness

can really pass away.

And think of him as living

in the hearts of those he touched…

for nothing loved is ever lost

and he was loved so much.

Lindsay Wilson & Spence Fogarty

We were never fortunate enough to meet Mr. Sorce but we are good friends with his son Lenny. I can only imagine what a special man he was to have raised such an amazing son. Our deepest condolences to your family during this time. Sending all our love and prayers, God Bless.

Gene and Mary Zeisler

Lenny and I met in the Army in 1957. The friendship we started there continued when we returned home and has never lapsed. We have been together many times over the years for special occasions involving birthdays, anniversaries, and weddings. We’ve watched each others children grow up, move away, and start their own families. For 50 years we shared a phone call every Christmas Eve. I’m going to miss that phone call but remember all the good times we shared over the years. I will miss you my friend.

Bev, Dave, and Sara Miskus

I have memories of Lenny from as far back as grade school. I remember the family coming from Milwaukee to visit us in St. Charles and meeting his children for the first time. Lenny hugged me like he was my dad and always treated me like a daughter. The family made the trip again for my wedding in 1986. It was so special to have them there and see their smiling faces as I walked down the aisle. Their presence was truly a gift that day.

We’ve exchanged Christmas cards over the years and kept in touch despite the miles between us. When we adopted our daughter in May of 2000, Lenny and Cynthia became a part of her life too. They got to see her in person when we made the trip to Milwaukee for Lynette’s wedding. They couldn’t have been more proud of her if she were their own. I have a picture from Lynette’s wedding reception of Lenny and Sara dancing. Both of them have smiles on their faces and the joy they shared in that moment is priceless. This was the first wedding Sara had attended and Lenny made her feel like Cinderella at the ball.

I will always remember the way Lenny took care of us whenever we were with him. It was usually a battle of wills between Lenny and my dad over who was going to pay for things. I think Lenny usually won these battles. I will never forget the kind and generous man that Lenny was. He always had a smile on his face and love in his heart. We may have lost a wonderful man, but heaven sure gained a great one.

Dear Cynthia and Peter

Dear Cynthia and Peter, So sorry to see Lenny’s notice in the paper. Although we lost contact in the past he was always so kind and helpful to me at Bargain and Hometown. God bless you. Tom Galati

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