Sebastian “Benny” Leonardi

Sebastian “Benny” Leonardi

Benny loved the land. He was never more at home than when he was exploring the woods with a shotgun in hand or standing on the banks fishing and crabbing. He won a few tractor pulls; Benny spent a lifetime atop the machines. He was raised on his family’s Logan Twp orchard and, as an adult,  spare time found his hands in the soil in his garden. Benny’s CB handle was Possum: he drove a truck with the best of them, everything from oil delivery to over the road hauling. His son would follow in his footsteps. Of course, he found his real calling late in life. He was meant to be a grandfather. Though he loved them all he had the opportunity to spend the most time with Cody; thick as thieves always accompanying him riding scooters and cutting the lawn. Benny kept it fun as a dad, doing a little WWF style wrestling in the living room and doing a few magic tricks here and there. He called Brenda his Little Butterfly. Not strict, but he knew how to raise quality kids. His nephews, Joe and Mike, stayed on call if he needed any help. He loved motorcycles, played a bunch of rummy with his best friend, Russell Licciardello, was a fan of Clint Eastwood and graduated from Kingsway (’72).He is survived by his children, Benny John (Tracey) and Brenda Harris and his grandchildren, Cody, Ralissa, Justin and Elijah.Come celebrate 71 great years, Tuesday 9-10 a.m. at St. Clare of Assisi Parish, St. Joseph Church, Swedesboro where there will be 10:30 Mass of Christian Burial. Interment, St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich.


  1. Cousin Nancy and Bill Halter says:

    Rest in peace Uncle Benny. I will always have good memories of holidays and barbecues. Deepest sympathies to the family.
    Benny and Brenda and your children, always keep your dad/grandpop in your hearts.

  2. Ruth Doty says:

    Dear Mary, Brenda, Benny John and your families. We want to offer our sincere condolences to all of you. We pray God gives you comfort and peace knowing Benny is no longer suffering. He is at peace with no more pain. He will be with you forever in your hearts and memories. God bless you all in your time of need. Always remember you are not alone. God loves you and is with you.
    Love, Harold and Ruthie Doty

  3. Jordan Schlump Sr says:

    Robert Dupper Benny was one of the Good Guys a friend to everyone . RIP my friend.
    Lindsay Lloyd My condolences to the family. Rest in peace Benny.
    Yvonne Susnick Such fond memories of Benny. We were classmates for grades K – 12 ( and yes….the 3 rooms school in Center Square). RIP Benny ….May the angels guide you to paradise.
    Jude Paz What a sweetheart. Rest in peace, Benny.
    Vicki Dunn Thoughts and prayers to the family
    Rhonda Stanford-Zahn A good guy. Gone too soon prayers to family and friends
    Tina Miskofsky RIP Benny.
    Laura May Marker Prayers for his family. He was a good guy and so quiet in school. So sad..
    Joan Cannon Rest in peace, fellow Dragon.
    Terry Ballinger Thoughts and prayers for the family
    Ram Wils So sorry to hear this. RIP.
    John Aversa RIP Benny
    Santo Licciardello RIP My friend too soon to be gone!
    Fred Tomarchio Sorry to hear Benny is gone… tractor pulls and cards , good friend since 7th grade …
    Deborah Harris Condolences to the family. Prayers of comfort to all.
    Patricia Yulo RIP Benny. Prayers for his family.
    Dave Stanton RIP. Prayers for his family
    Marilyn Coulter RIP Benny.
    Sue Caltabiano So sorry
    Angela Gattuso Lucas RIP Benny no more pain Oh no.. I’m sad about this. We always got together with him at Super Bowl.
    Robin D. Johnson Prayers and Condolences to the family . Earths Loss is Heavens Gain Kenneth Coles So sorry to hear about Benny passing. He truly was a good hearted guy.
    Benny Sorbello So sorry to hear sorry for your loss
    Rose Marie Rest in peace Benny
    Hope Ann Meiler-Hain RIP Benny! My condolences to his family.
    Brenda Contarino Ahhh Benny such a good guy
    Steve Fox Our prayers are with the Leonardo family. 🙏
    Jordan A Schlump Sr. RIP Benny

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