Former school principal
A memorial service took place Dec. 18 in Leesburg, Fla. for Leroy R. "Lee" McCandless, 89, of Leesburg, who died Dec. 11, 2012.
Born Feb. 22, 1923 in Natrona Heights, Pa., to the Rev. C.N. and Hazel Reed McCandless, he lived in Bainbridge Township and Aurora during his 21-year tenure as principal of Gardiner Elementary School in Chagrin Falls.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps and was a member of the Methodist faith.
Survivors include his wife Lois (Dumperth) of Leesburg; daughters Sandy (Bob) Tyukodi of Macedonia and Shirley (Darryl) Vaughn of Florida; stepdaughter Cindy (Ronald) Fregeolle of New Jersey; grandchildren Todd Crago of Pennsylvania, Karen (Jim) Sharp of Macedonia, Michelle (Dave) Gordon of Aurora, Lynette (Justin) Malinchak of Florida, Mike (Deb) Tyukodi of Sagamore Hills and Ronnie (Theresa) Fregeolle of Virginia; sister Eleanor Hill of Pennsylvania; and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Donations can be made to Cornerstone Hospice Foundation Inc. 2445 Lane Park Road, Taveres, Fla. 32778.
Online condolences can be left at www.beyersfuneralhome.com, which handled the funeral arrangements.