Olga Leon

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Olga Leon

September 22, 1921 - July 12, 2018

Olga (Cullen) Leon, 96, of Watsontown, and formerly of North Wales, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018, at her residence, with her son Daniel by her side.

She was born Sept. 22, 1921 in Philadelphia, a daughter of the late Eugene and Feodosia (Zaharchuk) Cullen.

She was a graduate of Olney High School, and attended Strayer Business College in Philadelphia.

During World War II, Olga was employed by the Navy at Cramp's Shipyard in Philadelphia, as a confidential clerk. She fondly recalled seeing President Theodore Roosevelt when he toured the facility.

On June 9, 1946, she married Anthony Leon, who preceded her in death Dec. 8, 1980.

Until her retirement in 1983, she was employed at Merck, Sharp and Dome in Lansdale, as a sterile inspector.

Olga was a member of St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in Philadelphia. She enjoyed singing in the church choir in her younger years.

She very much enjoyed traveling with her husband to Naval Submarine Veteran's Conventions.

In 1999, Olga moved with her son Daniel to Watsontown, after living in North Wales, Montgomery County, for 42 years.

Survivors include three sons, Eugene A. Leon and his wife Hilary, of Souderton, Mark A. Leon, of Sellersville, and Daniel A. Leon, of Watsontown, with whom she resided; two granddaughters, Shannon Leon, of Souderton, and Joanna Walker and her husband David, of Media; and two great-granddaughters.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Sergei, Joseph and William Cullen.

A viewing will be from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday at the Scanlin Funeral Home Ltd., 175 E. Butler Ave., Chalfont, followed by the funeral service at 1, with Very Rev. Mitered Archpriest John D. Sorochka presiding.

Interment will follow in Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Ambler.

The Stephen A. Chowka Funeral Home, 114 North Shamokin Street, Shamokin, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Published on July 14, 2018
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