Roy Leonhardt was a husband, father, and an involved community member, with a keen mind and a great interest in computers and electronics. A decade or more ago, as the potential of computers was dawning on us at the library, we asked for his advice. He had plenty of good counsel to give. He cheerfully and tirelessly volunteered countless hours at the library helping get us computerized. His efforts made us one of the very first libraries in our county to offer computer access to our patrons.
We have always been hugely proud of that and have never forgotten Roy's role in getting us there. Nowadays at the library, the staff lives online, as do the many patrons who keep our patron-access computers occupied all day long.
It was always a great pleasure to see Roy's smiling face in the library. He stopped in just to say hi on the day before he was taken ill, cheery as always, keys jingling, on his way to his job at the Milwaukee Post Office. We never imagined that was the last time we'd see him.
All our sympathy and good wishes go to Terry and the rest of Roy's family. We'll sure miss him.
Sympathy and good wishes to Terry as well. I never knew Roy, but it certainly sounds like he will be missed.
Posted by: Anna | March 06, 2006 at 01:41 PM