May 29, 1930 ~ May 13, 2020


Resided in: Wallingford, CT

Leonard John Sablitz, 89, husband of 65 years to Barbara Neveski Sablitz of Wallingford passed away May 13, 2020 after a brief illness. He was born in Hartford May 29, 1930, a son of the late George and Estelle Winarski Sablitz, and resided in Hamden for many years before moving to Wallingford. He graduated from UCONN in 1954 with a BS degree in Horticulture from the College of Agriculture and was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. He was employed at the Cheshire Nursery, and then was the Superintendent at the Marsh Botanical Gardens of Yale University for many years before his retirement. Leonard was a member of St. Peter’s on the Hill Church and then Grace & St. Peter’s Church, and also a member of the West Woods Volunteer Fire Dept.
In addition to his wife he is survived by a daughter, Lynn (Joseph) Roche of Wallingford, a son, Paul (Louise Marone) Sablitz of Cheshire, his grandchildren; Brian (Kristen) Roche, Sean (Kaitlin) Roche, Jennifer (Mark) Ritch, and Jaclyn Sablitz, and his great-grandchildren; Sophia, William, and Logan Roche, Carter, Evan and Sydney Ritch, and Ashlinn and Luca Tufano. Also surviving him are a brother-in-law, Charles Smith of Wallingford, his former daughter-in-law, Jean Sciarretto, and several nieces and nephews. Leonard was predeceased by 2 sisters, Marian Goering and Evelyn Smith, and a brother, Donald Sablitz.
Service will be private. Arrangements are in care of Beecher & Bennett, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Memorial contributions may be sent to Animal Haven, 89 Mill Rd., North Haven, CT 06473.

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  1. Lynn, Joe and family,
    We are very sorry for your loss. May your father Rest In Peace.
    Mary Sue and Tom FitzSimons

  2. dear Lynn and Paul,

    I and Jerry have many good memories of your father. Always felt welcome at your house. My brother told me many a story about working with your father at Yale.

    You have my condolences.

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