Leonard J. Begley, Jr.

  • Born: August 16, 1947
  • Died: May 15, 2019
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cavanagh Family Funeral Home

301 Chester Pike
Norwood, PA 19074

Tel. (610) 532-3120

Tribute & Message From The Family


Leonard Joseph Begley, age 71, of Philadelphia, passed away on May 15, 2019.
He graduated from Monsignor Bonner High School in 1965, from Villanova University in 1969 with a degree in statistics, and ultimately from Temple University with his Ph.D in economics. Leonard enjoyed a long career in International Finance.
Leonard cherished his family and he fully embraced life. He enjoyed spending time with his grandsons in New York. He devoted his time to traveling, family gatherings, and golf.
He was loved by many for his kindness, generosity, and sense of humor.
Leonard was predeceased by his parents, Leonard and Mary Begley and his brother, Edward Begley.
He is survived by his life partner of 39 years, Tom Barbano; son, Neil (Sandra) Begley and grandsons, Lowell and Devitt; sister, Mary (Arnd); and nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews and the extended Barbano family.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial gathering on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Cavanagh Family Funeral Home 301 Chester Pike Norwood Pa. 19074 from 9:30-11:30 followed by his celebration of life at 11:30.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Leonard's name may be made to Pennsylvania Hospital, Critical Care, 3 Widener, 800 Spruce St. Philadelphia, Pa. 19107, or the charity of the donor's choice.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

I was so saddened to hear of Len's passing. I worked for Len in the International Division at Philadelphia National Bank. In fact, Len gave me my start and had it not been for him, I wouldn't be where I am today. Len was one of the nicest men I had ever met. He would go well out of his way to help you and believe me at times I was a real pain to him at times. I will never forget what he taught me and as I said he was one of the best. May God care for him and keep him.

Posted by Bill Hassiepen - Jarrell, TX - Coworker   June 11, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Gail Cohen - west palm beach, FL - Friend   May 19, 2019

I am so saddened by Len's passing. He was a gentle, sweet man with a warm, smiling countenance that always made you feel like he was just happy to be in your presence. Tom - my heart goes out to you. This is all so sudden and shocking. I hope that as you go forward from here, you are able to embrace and find peace in your memories of those 39 wonderful years of the life and love you shared with Len. My sincere condolences to you and all of his family.

Posted by Rosanne Grant - Haddon Heights, NJ   May 18, 2019

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Posted by Rosanne Grant - Haddon Heights, NJ   May 18, 2019

It is difficult to believe that this man who had such a zest for life will no longer grace this world. He was a wonderful neighbor who became a dear friend. Rest in peace dear Len.

Posted by Ann Joseph - Kralendijk - Friend   May 17, 2019

Lenny was one of a kind. My memory of him from the early days "down the shore" is someone who always seemed at peace. His demeanor was a quiet one, but there were many times when his sense of humor would shine through. He was the "golden boy" with blonde curly locks, handsome with a charming smile, and as we all know quite intelligent. For all of you who loved him, I am sorry for your loss. He was a good man.

Posted by Gloria - Vero Beach, FL - Friend   May 17, 2019

Lenny was best friends with a long time friend of mine and I've known Lenny since post Bonner and during his days at Villanova. Great guy, extremely generous and loving with his friends, and a very funny and gregarious personality. As many have said, he was a great guy and a wonderful person to everyone that he encountered in this life. RIP Lenny

Posted by Randy Childress - Wilmington, DE - Friend   May 17, 2019

Remembering many Turkey bowl games "old guys vs young guys". We are so sorry for your loss. Lenny was a good friend. RIP Lenny!

Posted by Butch & Maureen Benjamin - West Chester, PA - Friend   May 16, 2019

So many happy memories and fun times with our dear friend Lenny "back in the day". Wish we had kept in touch more. Will always remember with fondness and love.

Posted by joan and bob poynton - Valrico, FL - Friend   May 16, 2019

So sorry to hear of Len's passing. He was such fun to work with and a friend. He will be missed. Tom and the entire family are in our thoughts.

Posted by Kevin Sam rea s - Burlington, NJ - Friend   May 15, 2019

We are having the hardest time comprehending Len's sudden passing. Every time I focus on this new reality, I keep thinking of how many people loved him, his kind ways, smiling face and his interest in everything going on in our lives. A big Villanova fan, we loved talking to him about the Cats or his love of golf. Thirty-nine Years of sharing a life with Tom is a tremendous tribute to commitment and love. Saying he will be missed is surely an understatement. Rest In Peace, Len♥

Posted by Chris & Frank Ward - Margate City, NJ - Family Friend   May 15, 2019


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