LeBlanc, David George
David George LeBlanc passed away peacefully at home in Truckee on Jan. 11, 2007, with his family at his side.
David was born in Pawtucket, R.I., June 9, 1948. He is survived by his loving wife, Carmen Waldron LeBlanc of Truckee; his two beloved children, Staff Sgt. Thomas David LeBlanc in the US Army at Ft Hood, Texas; and Amanda Rose LeBlanc of Truckee.
He is also survived by his three loving step-sons: Robert James Waldron, wife Diane, and beloved grandchildren Martin James, Christen Lindsay, and Dylan Thomas of Mariposa, Calif.; James Lindsay Waldron, wife Kathryn, and beloved grandchildren Christopher James Waldron and Wendy Arbuckle of Concord, Calif.; and Thomas Ray Waldron of Tracy, Calif.
David is also survived by his parents George Arthur and Edna (Roach) LeBlanc of Gardner, Mass.; his four sisters: Karen Heavey and husband Tom of Aberdeen, Md.; Judith Wallace and husband Bruce of Ashburnham, Mass.; Laureen Peabody and husband David of Gardner, Mass.; and Christine Wallace and husband Ron of Marlborough, N.H.
David graduated from Gardner High School in 1966 and from Fitchburg State College in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in education. He also served in the U.S.
Air Force, and worked for Simplex Fire Alarm Company since the early ’70s. He lived in Massachusetts until 1988, when he transferred to the San Francisco area.
He was a loving son, husband, father, and grandfather who really enjoyed camping, traveling, often including all the children of all the generations. He also loved to dance, was an avid reader, enjoyed golf activities, and especially his woodworking projects, including making a new retirement home in Truckee a truly comfortable, peaceful spot.
Dave’s family and friends will always remember his puns … a real master. His family wishes to thank the Tahoe Forest Hospice for their wonderful care of David, and of the family. The hospice staff are truly angels of service.
The family wishes that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to Tahoe Forest Hospice at: P.O. Box 759, Truckee, CA 96160-0759. A memorial service will be held for David on Monday, Jan. 22, 2007 at 4 p.m. at the Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave, Tracy, CA, 95378 (209-836-0427). For our Truckee friends, Carmen and Amanda will be at home to accept visitors on Thursday evening, Jan. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Coachland Mobile Home Park, 10100 Pioneer Trail, MH 82. Information, call 582-5535 or 308-3577.
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