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By The Staff

Leonard A. Busch died peacefully at Los Alamos Medical Center on November 1, 2008, after suffering from a lengthy illness.

Leonard is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Patricia; two sons, Fr. Robert A. Busch and John M. Busch; his daughter, Doreen M. Stanton, and her husband, Alan Stanton; and two wonderful grandchildren, Brian Christopher Stanton and Christina Marie Stanton.

Leonard arrived in Los Alamos in 1978 and worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a machinist and then as a supervisor until his retirement in 1998. He was a loving, devoted and caring husband, father and grandfather.

A vigil service and rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 5. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 6. Both services will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 6, at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa St., Santa Fe, NM 87505 505-984-8600.