William J. Leonard III, 61, of Mercer passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at home with his family and close friends at his side, following a long illness. Born in Sharon on December 11, 1955, Bill was the son of the late William J. and Loretta Marks Leonard Jr. He is survived by his companion of many years, Donna Cousins. Bill had many occupations over the years, but was mainly a mechanic and parts technician for agriculture and automotive businesses. In his early years, he was an audio technician for local bands and was an avid concert goer with a wide knowledge of many genres of music. In addition to his companion Donna, Bill is survived by his sister Lori Ciprian of Vienna OH and two nephews, Phil and Lucas Ciprian. A special thank you to the Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of the Valley for the excellent care they provided during his illness. There will be no visitation services. A private memorial service will take place at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Tomon Funeral Cremation Services.
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