Leonid Gerasimenko, 103, of Haledon, NJ passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2019 surrounded by his friends and family in his final days. He was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and was a veteran of World War II. He and his beloved wife Lidia eventually immigrated with their five children to Paterson, NJ.
Leonid supported his family as a machinist, working until his mid 80's. His many interests included taking his family down the shore, being an avid New Jersey Devils fan, attending the Paterson Farmers Market, gardening and reading Russian poetry. Leonid was a devoted parishioner of St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Church. He spoke at least four languages, enjoyed a nice glass of French red wine and loved spending time with his family.
Beloved husband of the late Lidia, cherished father of George and his wife Judy, the late Anatole, Ludmilla and Onur, Tanya and her husband Art and Olga. Treasured grandfather of Lauren and her husband Charlie, Christine and her husband Dan, Michael and Geralanne, Natalie, Sean and his wife Samantha, Christopher, Alana and Paul. Adored great grandfather of Brendan, Paige, Aubrey, Averie, Liam, Presley and Carson.
Funeral Service on Wednesday at 10 AM at St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Church, 171 Colfax Avenue, Wayne, NJ. Interment, Fair Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Fair Lawn, NJ.
Memorial gifts to St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Church, 171 Colfax Avenue, Wayne, NJ 07470 would be appreciated.