Mr. Leonard M. Scesney, 92, of Morganville, New Jersey entered the arms of the Lord on Saturday, November 5, 2022.
We respectfully request that no one arrive at the funeral home prior to the posted visitation times, so as not to intrude on the family’s private time.
Family and friends are invited to the visitation in the Kowalski Funeral Home, 515 Roselle Street, Linden on Wednesday, November 9th. from 3:00-7:00PM. On Thursday, November 10th. at 8:30AM, everyone will start to gather in the funeral home where a prayer service will begin at 9:00AM, followed by the funeral mass to be offered in St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church in Linden at 10:00AM. The prayers of committal will precede Mr. Scesney’s burial in the family plot in St. Gertrude Cemetery in Colonia, New Jersey.
Mr. Scesney, the son of the late Lucy Wolyn Scesney and the late Stanley Scesney, was born in Throop, Pennsylvania. He lived in Linden, New Jersey for sixty-five years before moving to Morganville, New Jersey in July of 2013.
Mr. Scesney was employed as a group leader for Burry Biscuits in Elizabeth for forty-five years and he earned his well-deserved retirement in 1995.
From 1952 to 1960, Mr. Scesney proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
As a long-time Linden resident, Mr. Scesney was active in a number of organizations. He was a faithful patron of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church, where he was a member of their General Pulaski Memorial Parade Committee. Mr. Scesney also worked tirelessly with the crew making pierogis for the Easter and Christmas holidays and the Church picnic. Of course, he increased his support by purchasing a few dozen of them each time. Mr. Scesney always said that there was no one around that made better pierogis! He had been an active member of the Linden AARP Chapter #1894, attending their monthly meetings, joining in on their getaway trips throughout the year and enjoying their special luncheons. He was also a member of the National AARP Organization. Mr. Scesney could be found at the weekly meeting of the Linden Men’s Club, now known as the Linden Senior Men and Women’s Club, again enjoying their programs and special events. When he moved from Linden, Mr. Scesney joined the St. Clements Senior Citizens Club in Matawan and the Wickatunk Association in Morganville. Both groups helped Mr. Scesney and his wife, Leona make friends and build community bonds in their new home.
Predeceased by his wife, Leona E. Zielinski Scesney on July 7, 2016, Mr. Scesney is survived by his daughter, Robyn Ocello and her husband, John; his two sons, Bruce Scesney and his wife, Janine and Gregory Scesney and his wife, Karen and his six grandchildren, Pennie Scesney, Brandon Scesney, Ashley Scesney, Kevin Scesney, Connilee Ocello and Rhiannan Ocello.
When Leonard lost Leona, the love of his life, he had to dig deep into his soul to continue on in his daily life without her. They had been like two peas in a pod. There was not a day that went by that he didn’t pray to be reunited with her. Leonard’s prayers have finally been answered. They are together again, dancing up a storm as Leonard twirls Leona around the heavenly dance floor to the sound of their favorite polka!