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 Iwo Jima 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 in 1978.

 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 guidance.

A memorial service will be take place at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Shadyside Presbyterian Church, 5121 Westminster St., Pittsburgh, 15232.

Cremation services by Barnhart Funeral Home in Greensburg, Pa.