Leonard Russell Kagey, 75, of Pinellas Park, Fla., passed away on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 at Johnson City Medical Center, Johnson City, Tenn., after a short illness.
Leonard died peacefully surrounded by his family and close friends.
He was born April 21, 1937 in Hyattsville, Maryland to Leonard and Frances Kagey. He was a 1955 graduate of Bladensburg High School in Bladensburg, Virginia. Leonard moved to Florida in his late teens and settled in the St. Petersburg area.
He worked for Grissom Printing and then for the Pinellas Park Police Department, where he was a Sergeant. While with the police department, he won numerous awards at the state and national level for his pistol shooting.
After nine years on the police department, he opened his own business, Bay Area Printing, in Pinellas Park, which he owned until he retired. During retirement, he worked for Penske Truck Leasing in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area. He will be missed by all those he worked with.
Leonard is survived by his brother, James; sons, David and wife Pamela, Russell and wife Linda; five daughters, Pauline, Ann and husband Doug, Theresa, Diane, Michelle and husband Kenneth, as well as 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
His children grew up in Pinellas Park and were frequent visitors and workers at his business, Bay Area Printing.
At Leonard’s request, no service will be held. He will be cremated and has requested that his ashes be scattered in the North Carolina Mountains by his motorcycle-riding friends. His families will hold private memorials in Pensacola, Florida, Houston, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona.