Suddenly, in West Haven, on January 11, 2004, Charles M. ''Bud'' Leake, of 711 Savin Avenue , West Haven. He was born in West Haven, December 12, 1923, son of the late Charles and Jennie Newton Leake. Mr. Leake served in the U.S. Navy as a Quatermaster 1C from 1943-1945. He worked for United Illuminating Company from 1941-1986 1986 as a lineman, field engineer lighting specialist. He was a member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors; also the United Engineering Society and Chairman of I.E.S. Housatonic Section, and was an expert in lighting. He served as a scoutmaster and first aide instructor. He served three terms in the vestry of Christ Church. West Haven and was a senior warden for seven years. He was a member of the Woodpackers, Church of the Good Shepard in Orange, Knights of Pythias, Lodge Wilmot #5 & the Anawon Lodge of Masons. He was Director of the Wilmot building Association, Chairman of the Citizens Action Committee Elderly Redevelopment of West Haven, a member of the West Haven Planning and Zoning Commission and Bud also served on the West Haven library board for three years. Bud also a patrolman for the Wepawang Conservation Commission in Orange & served on the Orange County Fair Committee. He was also a member of the Town Building and Grounds Bounding Committee in Orange. He leaves Marcia Forbes Leake of West Haven, a son Jeffrey C. Leake of Old Saybrook; daughters, Nancy Sharon Leake of Lyme, Susan Diane Lender of Branford. Also survived by grandchildren, Kristen Mary Lender, Stephanie Meaghan Leake, Jessica Catherine Leake and a great-granddaughter, Ariana Marcia Dingus. He was predeceased by a great-grandson, Lucian Charles Lender and a sister, Thelma Franadorfer. Funeral Service at BEECHER AND BENNETT TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, Friday, January 16, 2004 at 1:00 P.M. Friends may call Friday from Noon to 1:00 P.M. Burial will be in Beaverdale Memorial Park, New Haven. Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Clinic, 959 Campbell Ave., West Haven, CT 06516.

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  1. Buddy was a good friend and neighbor to me and my family. He always had a joke to tell and I will miss his wit and wisdom. He was a true gentleman and a very kind man and always spoke lovingly about his family. I will miss him a great deal. You are in my prayers Buddy.

  2. Dear Nancy: Please accept my condolences in the loss of your father. Never easy to lose a parent. I lost my fahter 2 years ago. Time and memories help. The memories keep them with you. I hope it helps in some small way to know you are in my thoughts. Suzanne

  3. Jeff, please accept my condolences on the death of your father. May the difficulty and pain of loss soon be replaced by the memories of happier times. Janet

  4. Jeff, With deepest sympathy on the loss or your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Louise

  5. We are very sorry for the loss of your father. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Mike and Kristin

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