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Richard K. LeBlond, IINovember 16, 1920 ~ October 26, 2017 (age 96)
Richard K. LeBlond II, age 96, died on Thursday, October 26, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, RK LeBlond II was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1920, the oldest child of Harold R and Loretto Conroy LeBlond. He graduated from Princeton University in 1944 and later went onto graduate studies in business at Columbia University and Harvard University. After moving to New York, he joined the New York Trust Company in 1948, which merged with Chemical Bank in 1959, the predecessor of what is now JP Morgan Chase & Co. He rose to the position of Vice Chairman and was a member of the Board of Directors. He retired in 1985.
He served in the US Army during WWII as a forward artillery observer in the Philippines
He is survived by his wife Sally of 68 years, 10 children, 31 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
His zest for life was unrivaled, as was his sense of humor, kindness, and respect for others. His love for the game of golf was genuine and unlimited. When asked how many golf club memberships he enjoyed, his standard reply, with a twinkle in his eye, was, “Domestic or international?” He would serve as President of the Father & Son Golf Association and the Robert T. Jones, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund He was a powerful example to his family and all those he came in contact with. There was no man more devoted to his family, his faith and his country.
Contributions may be made in his name to the Robert T. Jones, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o JP Morgan Chase & CO., ATTN: Evelyn Perez, 277 Park Ave., 35th floor, New York, NY 10172.
A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held in the summer of 2018.