Obituary of Ralph E. Leonard, Jr.
Ralph Leonard Jr., 39, of Oneonta was called home to be with Jesus and be reunited with his best friend Copper on August 11, 2022 after a valiant battle with juvenile diabetes. He was born on October 2, 1982 in Oneonta. Ralph grew up being the oldest of 4 siblings, a role that he took seriously and was proud of. He was known for his huge heart and contagious smile. Ralph was a 4-sport athlete throughout his years in school. Ralphs kindness and hard work would always show through on snow-days when he would shovel out every house on the block. Ralph was always finding the good in people that others did not see, and always thought he could fix the world. His passions included cooking, kayaking, Boston sports teams and those who really knew Ralph, knew he truly had a green thumb and loved to garden.
He is survived by the love of his life, his daughter Journey. His loving parents Belinda & Joseph Nixon. His brothers Ryan Leonard, Justin (Mallory) Murphy, and sister Alicia (Michael) Simonds, step-brother Joseph Nixon, nieces & nephews McKinley, Tatum, Teagan, Hayden, Joey & Khloe. Grandparents Robert (Janet) Adam, Joyce Adam, and many Aunts and Uncles, Cousins and loving Friends.
Calling hours to be held at McArthur Funeral Home 134 Main St. Delhi NY on Friday August 19, 2022 from 5-8pm. A celebration of life will be held Saturday August 20, 2022 at Fortin Park, 167 Youngs Rd, Oneonta from 11am-3pm. Please come and share a memory of Ralph and help our family celebrate his life.
Please visit www.macarthurfh.com to share a condolence with Ralph’s family.