William ‘Bill’ Marston Leonard | AspenTimes.com

William ‘Bill’ Marston Leonard

Bill passed on April 16, 2011 at Aspen Valley Hospital unexpectedly. He was weeks away from celebrating his 90th birthday on a Caribbean cruise.

He was born on May 13, 1921 in New York City. Bill graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School. While attending University of Vermont, World War II broke out; he enlisted in the Army, serving until October 1945. He experienced combat in the European Theater of Operation before being honorably discharged.

Bill pursued a career in professional hockey with the New York Rangers from 1950-52 as back-up goaltender. Years later, ready for new adventure, he arrived in Aspen in 1974. After stints with bartending and ski instructing, Bill founded “The Source,” an exclusive window covering business which he operated until 2004.

Bill is survived by his beloved friend, Tricia Porch of Aspen; sister Harriet Buyon of Riverdale, N.Y.; nephew Ethan Buyon of White Plains, N.Y.; nieces Dr. Jill Buyon of Manhattan, N.Y. and April Blackner of White Plains, N.Y.; along with many other nieces and nephews.

Bon voyage Bill. You are now cruising into the best sunset yet! Love you loads.

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