- May 20, 1950 - January 20, 2017
- Kennesaw, Georgia
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Leonard Anthony Budsock, age 66 of Kennesaw Georgia passed away on January 20, 2017. He was born in Washington D.C., the son of Leonard and Martha Budsock. He grew up in Annandale, Virginia and later attended Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia where he earned his B.S. in Sociology in 1973. Lenny later attended Life University and earned his Doctor of Chiropractic. He made a career change later in life and graduated in 2004 with his B.S. in Nursing from Kennesaw State University. Until his passing, Lenny worked as a RN at Wellstar Kennestone Hosptial. He was beloved by his co-workers. Caring for his patients and their families was his passion.
Lenny met his soul mate, Colleen, while attending Virginia Tech and they were married January 27, 1973. They raised a son and celebrated 44 years of marriage.
Lenny's personal passions were VT football, riding motorcycles, reading anything of history, hiking the trails at Kennesaw Mountain and our country's National Parks, and also cooking a new recipe every Saturday evening with his sweetheart. His sense of adventure led him to run a marathon, summit Mt. Rainier in Washington State and parachute out of an airplane having never even flown before.
Lenny never met a stranger and always lifted the spirits of others in a very loving and welcoming way. His clever wit, quick smile and loyalty will be dearly missed by his family, friends and co-workers. He also touched the lives of a multitude of strangers who he befriended everywhere he went.
He is survived by his wife Colleen, son Aaron and their sweet pups Teddy and Barnaby. He is also survived by his sister Marti Mikels (Roger), brothers Larry Budsock (Cynthia), Mark Budsock (Beth), Tom Budsock (Debbie) and Dan Budsock; nieces Abigail and Stephanie and nephews Ken, Kenny and Jerry; brother-in-law Kenneth Kohut (Carleen) and sisters-in law Karen Logeman (David), Christine Perrucci and Kim Barker (Mike); niece Nicole Lengen and nephews Christopher Martucci, Matthew Diehl and Alex Perrucci.
Visitation will be held Friday, January 27 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home A funeral mass will be held Saturday, January 28, 1:30 pm at Transfiguration Catholic Church, 1815 Blackwell Road, Marietta, GA 30066. Memorial gifts in Lenny's name may be made to The Humane Society of the United States and The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Arrangements under the direction of Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home, Kennesaw, GA.