Leonard Rudolph Baruso
01/14/1983 - 12/17/2020
Obituary For Leonard Rudolph Baruso
It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved “Doc” - Leonard Rudolph Baruso, 37. Leonard was a father, son, brother and friend, as well as a proud patriot who served in the U.S. Military for 19 years, including three campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Leonard was born in 1983 and grew up in Lindenhurst, NY where he graduated from Lindenhurst High School in 2002. From an early age he was known as “The Mayor,” mostly due to his good nature and broad likeability. He was a friend to many and always a favorite of his teammates, coaches and teachers. After high school, Leonard enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he later became a hospital corpsman serving with the U.S. Marines. From there he became known as “Doc” – a name given to him by the many Marines with whom he served honorably alongside over the years.
A true friend and a man with a big heart who was always willing to help others, Leonard will be remembered for his sly smile, his quirky sense of humor, a fondness for practical jokes, and his obsessive love of New York sports teams.
Leonard was preceded in death by his mother Peggy Sullivan; and grandfathers John Sullivan and Rudolph Baruso. We take great comfort in knowing they are together once again.
Leonard is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Baruso and children Everett, Olivia, Ginamarie, Raiden and Daniel; his father Leonard Baruso and wife Nora; siblings Nicholas and Gillian; and grandmothers Eleanor Sullivan and Beth Baruso. He will also be missed dearly by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and countless other family members and friends.
Leonard will be laid to rest on a future date at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia where a service with military honors will be held to celebrate his life and service to our country.
We ask that you consider a donation in Leonard’s name to an “End 22” program of your choice.
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