He worked for Federal Sign and Signal in Chicago for 33 years.
He was baptized and confirmed Catholic.
He enjoyed sports, and was a member of Global Lottery Collector’s Society and Senior Circle at SkyRidge Medical Center in Cleveland. He was a former resident of Oak Forest, Ill.
He was the son of the late Helen Novak (Walter) and Walter C. Legenza; brother of the late Mary Ann Legenza; and brother-in-law to the late Sharon Garrigan and Allan Wingard.
He is survived by Judith Ann Legenza, his wife of 52 years; was brother to Kathleen (Peter) Ellement; brother-in-law to Wilma Wingard, Albert Wahl and Sherryl Pinson; godfather to Peter Ellement (Karen); uncle to William Pinson, U.S.A. Marine (Laura); and great-uncle to Nicole Ellement, Jennifer Ellement and James Pinson.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday May 4, 2012, at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home, concluding with a Rosary service at 8 p.m.
The family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
You are invited to send a message of condolence and view the Legenza family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.