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Leonard H. Drozd

Leonard H. Drozd, 85, on Monday, July 10, 2017 a good man died today. He was faithful to God, his family, friends and his church. He was a very generous man especially to the poor and those in need. As a business man, he was known as the “Candyman”; he also gave away money as if it were candy. His favorite charities were the missions in Africa, Sudan Relief Fund and The sisters of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. To those in need and the poor he gave thousands of dollars that totaled a very large six figure amount. I write this of his love for the poor, something eh did not reveal to anyone. He’d be quite upset that I did. Leonard was a sensitive, kind, simple man, and tender hearted. He was a wonderful son and brother. A very good man died today!

Leonard was born in Ennis, Texas on September 15, 1931 to Henry Frank and Agnes Victoria (Vasek) Drozd. He grew up in Ennis and graduated from St. John High School in 1949 as Valedictorian. He went on to the University of Texas in Austin receiving a degree in Geology. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy.

He worked for Henry’s Candy Service from 1956-2008 as a salesman and then as owner, he was known around town as “The Candyman”. He was a member of the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church and KJT. He enjoyed all kinds of sports including, softball, bowling, and the Dallas Cowboys.

He is survived by two brothers: Father Henry Drozd and Bernard Drozd and wife, Nancy; sister, Yvonne Mastroianni and husband, Jordan; sister-in-law, Mary Drozd; fifteen nieces and nephews along with several great-nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Deonys Drozd.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis with Rosary at 7 p.m.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 10 a.m. at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church with Father Henry Drozd as celebrant. Teammates from the SPJST softball team whom he played with in the Dallas City Leagues will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be held at a later date in St. Joseph Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.


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