John J. Leyanna, 90

John J. Leyanna, 90, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Newark, Del., passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at his home. He was born in Milmont Park, Pa., on April 24, 1928, son of the late Clarence A. Leyanna and the late Florence (Eckert) Leyanna.

Leyanna proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1953 and then enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving from 1953 to 1956. He retired from work at Chrysler Parts in October of 1989.

Leyanna was a member of the American Legion Post 28 in Millsboro and enjoyed collecting coins and cars.

In addition to his parents, Leyanna was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie D. Leyanna, in 1996, and four brothers, Clarence, Leo, Leonard and James.

Services and burial were to be held privately at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear, Del. Condolences may be sent online at