Leon Fougnies, 90,
passed peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011.
Born Oct. 39, 1920 in Linton, he went on to
be the first in his family to attend college.
He entered the U.S. Navy in 1942. Leon was engaged in the battle of IwoJima and stationed in Okinawa aboard the USS Lowndes until discharged in 1945 when he returned to Princeton to begin his teaching career. He moved his family to Libertyville, Ill. where he both taught and directed community theatre
until his retirement from New Trier High School West
Leon returned to Princeton with his late wife, Catherine, to retire on the family farm until they
both moved to Pittsburgh to be close to family.
While in Pittsburgh he was a member of Shadyside Presbyterian Church,
directed several plays that were staged at the church, and spent time enjoying
the city’s cultural venues. He leaves behind his two daughters, Adel Fougnies of Pittsburgh and Annette Fougnies of Tinos, Greece. Four grandchildren and one great-grandson will miss his love and
A memorial service will be take place at , Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Shadyside Presbyterian Church, 5121 Westminster St., Pittsburgh, 15232.
Cremation services by Barnhart Funeral Home
in Greensburg, Pa.