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Leonard "Len" A. Geshan, YNC, USN (Ret.)

November 20, 1936 - August 20, 2020
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Obituary

LEONARD A. GESHAN, CHIEF YEOMAN, USN (Retired) & 32nd Degree Mason.

Leonard A. Geshan, devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and Masonic brother died on Thursday, August 20, 2020, in Cincinnati, OH with his loving family by his side. Len was born on November 20, 1936 in Shenandoah, PA, son of the late John Geshan and Anna Fizel Geshan.

Len grew up in the anthracite coal mining town of Mahanoy City, PA. He graduated high school and enlisted in the United States Navy in 1954. He received his basic training at Bainbridge, MD; serving twenty years in the Navy, retiring in 1974; with tours of duty in Newport, RI (USS Noxubee AOG-56); Philadelphia, PA (Naval Supply Depot); Camp David, MD (Naval Mission), Malta G.C. (NATO Allied Forces), Cleveland, OH (Recruiting), Rota, Spain (VQ-2) and Cincinnati, OH (Recruiting).

Len was awarded the Navy Good Conduct Medal with Silver Star, the Navy Occupation Service Medal (European Clasp), the National Defense Service Medal, as well as, the Joint Chiefs of Staff Badge, Allied Forces Mediterranean Badge and the Navy Recruiting Command Badge with Gold Wreath.

While stationed in Philadelphia, PA, he married the love of his life, Catherine Mary (Geib) Geshan, who predeceased him last week. He is survived by his loving children, daughter, Jean Ann (Geshan) Gaines and her husband Scott Gaines of Cincinnati, OH; sons, CAPT Leonard A. Geshan, Jr. and his wife LCDR Susan C. (Castor) Geshan of Oakton, VA and Andrew John Geshan and his wife, Carmen (Ingalls) Geshan, of Oxford, OH; as well as seven grandchildren, Matthew, Natalie and Shelby Gaines of Cincinnati, OH, Connor and Megan Geshan of Oakton, VA, and Patrick and Parker Geshan of Oxford, OH.

Len was a 32nd Degree Mason, as well as, the Past Master of the Mount Washington # 642 and Yeatman # 162 F.&A.M. Lodges. Len was awarded his 50-year pin last July; he was an ardent Mason and supporter of the Shriners Hospitals for Children. An active member of the All Saints Lutheran Church.

Len was especially fond of travelling, playing golf and participating in the lives of his grandchildren.

There will be a visitation on Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 8, 2020 at T .P. WHITE & SONS Funeral Home 2050 Beechmont Ave. Mt. Washington from 5-7 PM, with Yeatman Lodge #162 F & AM and Scottish Rite Ring Services at 7:00 PM. The Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 AM, SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 at All Saints Lutheran Church 445 Craig Rd. Mt. Carmel. Prior to the service, the family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until the service hour. Interment will follow in Pierce Township Cemetery with full military honors.

Condolences to the Geshan family can be offered at www.tpwhite.com. The family is
requesting that donations be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, September 8, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    T. P. White & Sons Funeral Home, Inc.
    Address
    2050 Beechmont Ave.
    CINCINNATI, OH 45230
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    Notes
    Yeatman Lodge #162 F & AM & Scottish Rite Ring services @ 7 PM MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING ARE REQUIRED BECAUSE OF COVID 19
  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, September 9, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    All Saints Lutheran Church
    Address
    445 Craig Rd
    CINCINNATI, OH 45244
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Yeatman Lodge #162 F & AM & Scottish Rite Ring services @ 7 PM MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING ARE REQUIRED BECAUSE OF COVID 19
  • Masonic & Scottish Rite Ring Service

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020 | 7:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:00pm
    Location
    T P White & Sons Funeral Home
    Address
    2050 Beechmont Ave.
    CINCINNATI, OH 45230
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, September 9, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    All Saints Lutheran Church
    Address
    445 Craig Rd
    CINCINNATI, OH 45244
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  • Interment

    Location
    Pierce Twp. Cemetery
    Address
    950 Locust Corner Rd
    pierce twp., OH 45245
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George Fizel

Posted at 02:06pm
So very sorry to hear of Lenny's passing. I have many fond memories of him. He will be kept in my prayers.
George Fizel, Jr.
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The Schaffers

Posted at 12:21am
Your grief is great because it is equal to your love. May you always cherish the gifts he bestowed on you.
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Carla Ellington

Posted at 02:51pm
I'm so sorry in hearing of the passing of Cass last week and now Len. Len and I worked together while he did outside sales for Action Filtration. He always brought a smile and kind words of encouragement to me during those many years. He and I also would share many stories of me being in Eastern Star and my brother a Mason here in Indiana and his many years in Masonic Fraternity. We also share the trait of spilling our coffee on our shirts and would chuckle about that. Please accept my condolences to the family and I'm sending prayers of support as he has now earned his admission to the Celestial Lodge above. In prayer and respect. Carla Ellington.
Carla Ellington – Quality, Personnel and Lean Support
Action Filtration Inc.
Ph (812) 546-6262 | Fx (812) 546-0055
221 Raymond St. Hope, Indiana 47246
www.ActionFiltration.com


 
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Jean Gaines Posted at 09:25am

Thank you for you kind words. My Dad had lots of friends.
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Rick and Patty Zepf

Posted at 08:41am
Our condolences to all on the loss of Len and Cass so close together. May they enjoy Gods love, peace and joy together forever.
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Jean Gaines Posted at 09:26am

Thank you for the memorial trees for both of my parents. That is so thoughtful.
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Rick and Patty Zepf

Posted at 07:41am
As I said when Cass died, I served with Len at VQ-2 in Rota, Spain and Patty and I have fond memories of them both.
God bless their family at this time of loss.
Rick and Patty Zepf
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