WASHINGTON, D.C., and SANGERVILLE – Mr. Leonard of Washington, D.C., formerly of Sangerville passed away on June 18, 2004, at Rockville Nursing Home, Rockville, Md., of cancer. He was born April 10, 1917, the son of William and Nellie (Priest) Leonard. He graduated from Sangerville High School and Benjamin Franklin University at Washington, D.C., with a master’s degree. He was a resident of Washington, D.C. for 63 years. In 1984, he retired as the Comptroller of the National Association of Postmasters. He previously worked in New York City for the War Department during World War II. He had an independence about him and strength that carried him through life. He was always optimistic, he understood the value of laughter and what it could be for others as he had a great sense of humor. Malen was known to his family and friends as a nature lover and great gardener. He traveled to different countries and enjoyed meeting people. He’ll always be remembered as a dedicated brother, uncle, and friend to us all. Survivors include a brother, Richard Leonard of Sangerville; a niece, Beverly Covey of Sangerville; two nephews and their wives, Ray and Andrea Leonard of Dexter, Sheldon and Joanne Leonard of Guilford; and another nephew, William Gale of Greenbelt, Md.; great-nieces; great-nephews; and cousins. He also leaves behind some very special friends, Anthony and Sally DiStefano of Potomac, Md. A graveside service will be held 10:30 a.m. July 6, 2004, at the Leonard family lot in the Sangerville Cemetery, with the Rev. William Walters officiating. All are welcome to attend.