Condolences for Leonard G. Mendola

Family and Friends posted on 3/3/19

February 22, 2019 Angela “Marie” Dick, PO Box 199, Unalakleet, AK 99684 We understand you have taken control in retaining the ashes of Leonard G. Mendola, however, we implore you to respect his wishes and the sanctity of this matter. Please join the family of Leonard G. Mendola in allowing the burial and funeral to continue in a moral and legal manner. The family and friends have been unable to reach you on the phone or email. Moral Matters Respect is a common thread, tying together all the considerations families have to make when debating how to deal with a loved one’s cremated remains. Respect for the body. Respect for the place of burial. Respect for the religion that the person belongs to. This means that families should approach the disposition of ashes from a perspective of care and concern. While this may seem obvious, it is not to everyone the ashes must be kept in tact. Ultimately, while traditional burial and cremation are two very different concepts, they also have a lot in common. In both cases, families should be given the opportunity to grieve in the form of a funeral or memorial service. Preferably, families should schedule the service shortly after their loved ones have died. That way, friends and relatives can gather to reminisce and remember the person who passed, as a means to progress through their own journeys of grief. And then, after the ceremony, the ashes may be properly buried, in the right location. With the right approach, families show their regard for their loved ones and the institutions and world around them. While there are many rules about the burial of ashes, people can still find wonderful options that will serve their loved ones’ preferences. The key is to honor the loved one who has passed, with proper attention to the disposition of ashes and performance of rituals and ceremonies important to the deceased’s spiritual beliefs. With this attention and an opportunity for family and friends to grieve through a memorial service, families resolve the most important legal, religious and moral considerations facing them. Please allow us to have a funeral and bury Leonard G. Mendola’s ashes. Leonard made his confirmation in the Catholic Church after many years of studying the Catholic Catechism. We would like to carry out his wish to be buried in Bethel, Alaska. It has been over a month and we implore you to allow us to proceed with a funeral is the right thing to do. Sincerely, Family and Friends


Martha Fitzpatrick posted on 3/2/19

Leonard was a kind hearted gentleman who had many friends here at the delta who loved him. He will greatly be missed! My sincere condolences to his children, sisters, family, and friends. RIP Leonard!


Martha Fitzpatrick posted on 3/2/19

Leonard was a kind gentleman loved by many here in the delta. He truly was a good friend to many. He will be missed! My sincere condolences to his children, family and all his friends. RIP Leonard.


Margaret Chaney posted on 2/20/19

My deepest sympathy and condolences to family and loved ones. Leonard was a friend.


Lisa Ayers posted on 2/20/19

Hope u rest easy Len. God Bless you & yours during this most difficult hour ❤️


Hilary posted on 2/19/19

I am so sorry to hear this, I have always liked Leonard he was kind always nice to everyone, RIP


Tina Romer posted on 2/19/19

Leonard was a good friend since my teen years. He was very humorous, kind, and understanding. I will miss the laughs, bbq's, and his friendship. Love you Lenny


Audie Kennedy posted on 2/19/19




Steven Weisner posted on 2/18/19

Truly a friend and brother to all who really knew him. Too many funny, crazy, times to pick from. And some hard times too where he was the only friend I had. Love you bro.



Lori Lasnick posted on 2/16/19

Leonard is survived by three children. His first daughter Angela his son Leonardo and another daughter Lisa. I know how much he loved his children and wanted the best for them. I know Leonard loved his children more than he loved anything else in this world. Leonard is also survived by three beautiful grandchildren. Used to show me pictures and he would just beam what the brightest light around him when he spoke of his children and his grandchildren. May the love of my life rest in peace and rain in the house of the Lord. Until we meet again my sweet I will forever love you


Gary & Amanda Over posted on 2/9/19

Leonard had a kind heart and will be greatly missed by those that knew and loved him.



Tammy Day posted on 2/7/19

Leonard thank you for being a part of my life. I met you through Lori and it was not long before we became friends. Lori really fell deep in love with you and I saw how much you loved her. Thank you for the love you gave to her. I am truly grateful that I had the opportunity of knowing you and equally grateful that we became friends. The short time we had together will always be in my heart. I know today that the man I first met was not himself in the end and for that I am truly sorry. I will always remember the beautiful man that I met years ago. Rest in peace my friend!


Michael fetzer posted on 2/7/19

May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, The rains fall soft upon your fields and, Until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.



AliciA Lasnick posted on 2/7/19

Leonard was a good person and super funny. He and my mother loved each other very much and I know she is going to miss him dearly. My heart goes out to her and to Leonard's family. Rest in peace Leonard


Amber Cates posted on 2/7/19

My friend, on a day you left us and went on to shine brightly in the heavens, this world lost an Adventurer a Storyteller and one of the biggest personalities I have ever had the honor of knowing. You had a smile that would make anyone in the room smile with you. You will be forever loved and forever missed by your many friends. Until that day we meet again my friend keep my spot warm and my beer cold.


Lori Lasnick posted on 2/5/19

Leonard was one of the kindest gentlest most compassionate man I'd ever met. He is loved by many many people and will be missed by all. I love Leonard dearly and was looking forward to spending the rest of my life with him. My life will never be the same without him rest in peace my love.