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Michael Leck, 84, of Hughesville died Dec. 1, 2012, peacefully at home, surrounded by his family.
Born Sept. 17, 1928, in Greenport, N.Y., he was the son of the late Gregory Harry and Paraska (Holobusky) Leck.
He served 22 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, including involvement in World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War. He received numerous awards, including the Navy Commendation Award and the Purple Heart. Following his retirement from the Marine Corps, he served 18 years with Naval Intelligence Command. He was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He loved spending time with friends, travelling and camping. More so than that, he cherished his time going to family sports events and generally spoiling his children and grandchildren. His values reflected the traditions of the U.S. Marine Corps and the Virginia Military Institute.
He was loved by many.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Roche) Leck; two of his sons, Stanley E. Leck and Michael J. Leck; three brothers, Frank H. Leck, John P. Leck and Stanlislaw Leck; and five sisters, Anna (Leck) Craver, Mary (Leck) Eitleman, Sophia (Leck) Slezak, Josephine (Leck) Jutkofsky and Rose (Leck) Korkin.
He is survived by two sons, Gregory M. Leck (Deborah) and Christopher R. Leck; one daughter, Susan (Leck) Fleming; three grandchildren, Ashleigh Leck, Colleen Fleming and Kelsey Leck; and numerous special nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Thursday, Dec. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m., with prayers beginning at 7 p.m. at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home in Charlotte Hall. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, Dec. 7, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Bryantown Catholic Church in Bryantown. The Rev. Rory T. Conley will officiate. Interment will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Charles County Department of Community Services, Attn: Loan Closet, 8190 Port Tobacco Road, Port Tobacco Village, MD 20677; or Virginia Military Institute Foundation, P.O. Box 932, Lexington, VA 24450.