Charles G. LeBlanc, 87, lifelong of Pleasant Street, Ipswich and
husband of Helen R. (Chizmar) LeBlanc, died Friday October 9,
2009 in the Radius Healthcare Center, Danvers following his long
Born in Ipswich April 12, 1922, son of the late John J. and
Emelie (Boudreau) LeBlanc, he was a 1940 graduate of Ipswich
High School. Entering the Army in 1942, he served as a Master
Sergeant with the Engineering Division in the Phillipines.
Following his honorable discharge he returned to Ipswich and
entered Northeastern University where he earned his degree as an
engineer. Employed as a design draftsman, he worked for several
years at CBS Hytron in Danvers, then for many years at EG&G in
Salem, from which he retired in 1987.
He and his wife Helen were avid square dancers. As a young
father he served as a Scout Master for St. Stanislaus Troop
#144. He also served as a Eucharistic minister at Our Lady of
Hope Church where he was a member, and volunteered installing
Life Lines for the Beverly Hospital. He was also a longtime
member and Past Commander of the American Legion Ipswich Post
#80, and a Lifetime Member of Ipswich VFW Post 1093.
In addition to his wife of sixty-one years he is survived by two
sons, Leonard C. LeBlanc and his wife Sheila Heil of Rotonda
West, FL and Claude J. LeBlanc of Harrison, ME; two
granddaughters, Lenore LeBlanc of Ipswich and Rachel LeBlanc of
Northport, FL, and three great grandchildren, Curtis, Mariah and
Kayla Meader all of Ipswich . He was the brother of the late
Raymond LeBlanc formerly of Salem and the late Roseanne Phillips
formerly of Saratoga Springs, NY.
His funeral will be held Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 8 am from
the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich
followed by a Funeral Mass at 9 am in Our Lady of Hope Church,
Linebrook Rd., Ipswich. Interment with Army Honors will be in
the Cowles Memorial Cemetery. Family and friends are
respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Monday 4 to 8 pm with
a service by American Legion Post #80 at 7 pm. Memorial
contributions in his name may be made to the Alzheimer’s
Association, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472.