William Alexander Leon

July 23, 1910 - January 18, 2011
William Alexander Leon


William Alexander Leon 100, of Wilmington, NC passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2011.

Bill was born July 23, 1910 in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Jacob and Viola Leon.

He is survived by his long-time sweetheart Margaret Helen (Breyer) Leon, having been married for 80 beautiful years. Also survived are his two daughters, Gail Leon of Brevard, NC and Gloria Leon Kidd (Reg) of Leland, NC.

Bill was an amazing man who conquered life while dealing with blindness from birth. He became a successful businessman. Even though Bill was legally blind his hobby of photography opened up doors of sight for him and he never lost hope of improving upon his limits. He was a gentle, kind, and soft spoken man who set example to many that adversity should never limit your desire to achieve.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held in his honor at Brightmore Independent Living, 2324 41st Street, at 3:00 PM on Monday, January 24, 2011.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to your favorite charity or The Lower Cape Fear Hospice 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • January 23, 2011
    Jan LIchtner says:
    Bill will always be remembered by the way he bravely faced challanges and by the difference he made in all the lives he caringly touched. I am grateful to have known this special man. May many happy memories comfort you. My love and prayers, Jan Lichtner