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    Edward LeBlanc
    In Memory of
    Edward Joseph
    LeBlanc Jr.
    1919 - 2018
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    Obituary for Edward Joseph LeBlanc Jr.

    Edward Joseph  LeBlanc Jr.
    Obituary for Edward Joseph LeBlanc, Jr.
    Edward J. LeBlanc of Tupper Lake died peacefully on November 15, 2018, 15 days shy of his
    99th birthday.
    He was born on November 30th, 1919 in Tupper Lake, New York, the son of Hildagonde and
    Edward J. LeBlanc, Sr.
    He grew up in Tupper Lake, the third of 9 children. He graduated from Holy Ghost Academy,
    class of 1938. He also studied at St. Bernard’s in Alabama, Sienna College and New York University.
    On January 28, 1950, he married Helen Kalinak at St. Cyril’s Roman Catholic Church in Binghamton.
    They were married for 63 years.
    Ed and Helen made their home in various parts of New York State for Ed’s teaching career. In
    1967, he returned to Tupper Lake where he taught high school English until his retirement in
    1981.
    Ed is survived by his 6 children: Anne LeBlanc Hinkley and her husband Robert of Alexandria,
    Va.; Edward J. LeBlanc III of Palm Springs, California; James R. LeBlanc and his wife Christine
    of Blythewood, S.C.; Mary Jane Griffith and her husband Brad of Myrtle Beach, S.C.;
    Christopher J. LeBlanc and his wife Lori of Tupper Lake, N.Y.; Elizabeth L. Mercer and her
    husband Gary of Glen Allen, Va.; and grandchildren Jack Hinkley, Michelle, James and his wife
    Sarah, Elizabeth and Joseph LeBlanc, Sam Griffith, Jenna Griffith and her fiancé Josh Holford,
    and Sarah Griffith and her partner Austin Andrews, Scott LeBlanc and his partner Ciera, and
    Krista LeBlanc, Gregory and Adam Mercer; and five great-grandchildren.
    He is also survived by a brother, Val and his wife Colette of Mountain Home, Arkansas and
    many nieces and nephews, special among them Michelle Blair, Alan LeBlanc, Karen Caruso,
    Jody LeBlanc and Marilyn Watkins and Janice Rounds.
    Ed is pre-deceased by his beloved wife Helen.
    He is also predeceased by his brothers, Rene, Maurice, Pierre, Ernie, Alexander (P-2) and Donat
    and his sister Irene.
    For years, Ed ran Ed’s Bike Shop fixing bicycles for locals as well as touring cyclists from other
    towns and states. He was an avid sportsman. In high school he played basketball and was a
    speed skater.
    He enjoyed fishing in the summer and ice fishing in the winter. The Tupper Lake Free Press
    once called him “The Mayor of Raquette Pond.” He became famous for his “pike burgers” and
    was featured in MidYork Sportsman magazine. His enthusiasm for Big Tupper Ski slope could
    be shown in his daily runs down the slopes. In his mid-seventies, Ed became an avid golfer.
    He liked to be the first on the course at the Tupper Lake Country Club where he played his “9
    before 9” most days
    Ed will be remembered for his joy, gratitude and enthusiasm for life.
    Donations can be made to Mercy Care for the Adirondacks.
    Calling hours will be at the Stuart- Fortune- Keough Funeral Home in Tupper Lake on Sunday,
    11/18 from 4-7PM.
    A funeral Mass will be held at St. Alphonsus Church in Tupper Lake on Monday, 11/19 at
    11AM.
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    (518) 359-9311 Stuart-Fortune-Keough Funeral Home
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    (518) 359-9311 Stuart-Fortune-Keough Funeral Home
    24 Cliff Avenue
    Tupper Lake, NY 12986
    Email: shawnstuart155@gmail.com
    (518) 359-9311 Stuart-Fortune-Keough Funeral Home
    24 Cliff Avenue
    Tupper Lake, NY 12986
    Email: shawnstuart155@gmail.com
    (518) 359-9311 Stuart-Fortune-Keough Funeral Home
    24 Cliff Avenue
    Tupper Lake, NY 12986
    Email: shawnstuart155@gmail.com
    (518) 359-9311 Stuart-Fortune-Keough Funeral Home
    24 Cliff Avenue
    Tupper Lake, NY 12986
    Email: shawnstuart155@gmail.com
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