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May 14, 2013

Leonard J. Switkowski Jr.

The Daily Star

---- — Leonard J. Switkowski Jr.

SIDNEY — Leonard Joseph Switkowski Jr., 55, of Sidney, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 13, 2013, at home, surrounded by his family.

He was born April 22, 1958, son of the late Leonard and Victoria (Wackowski) Switkowski in Buffalo.

Upon graduation from high school, Lenny served his country in the United States Navy from 1976 to 1980. He was honorably discharge and entered the NYS Police Academy in 1981. Lenny worked in Troops A, E and T. In 1991, he was stationed with Troop C in Sidney, where he retired on April 28, 2011.

Lenny enjoyed shooting pool, horse races and playing poker. He loved Buffalo sports, especially the Bills and the Sabers. Lenny was also a life member of the Buffalo VFW.

He is survived by daughters, Sara Switkowski, Palm Beach, Fla., Ashley Johnson and her husband, Scott, Sidney Center, Briana Switkowski, Sidney; grandchildren, Edward Fisher Roby and Karter and Maddox Johnson; the mother of children and lifelong friend, Christina Switkowski, Sidney; sister and brother-in-law, Michaelina and Michael Llewellyn, Florida.; other family members, Alice Paciorowski, Cheektowaga, Marlene Paciorowski, Cheektowaga, Daniel Switkowski, Palm Beach, Fla.,

Neil Switkowski, Austin, Texas; in-laws, Robert and Jean Buchanan, Masonville and their family; several nieces; nephews; and cousins.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 16, at the funeral chapel.

Burial, with military honors, will follow in Masonville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.

Condolences and memories may be shared online at

Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.