Leon R. Sheperd, devoted father of JoAnn (Mike Humphrey), Michael, Emily Galt (Tom), Reuben (Hollie Gallagher) and Justin (Robin); cherished grandfather of Lindsay Edwards, James and Jackson Galt, Lauren, Henry, Isaac and Daniel Sheperd; loving partner of Jan Blumenthal; beloved brother of Marilyn Strauss; son of the late Reuben and Bena (nee Lichtenberg) Sheperd; widower of Barbara Lessem Sheperd; dear uncle of Sheperd and Marilyn Kahn; Elizabeth and Joel Scheer, Jeremy and Elana Lessem, and Jordan Lessem; great uncle of Katherine and Sam Kahn, Emma and John Scheer and Cleo Lessem; brother-in-law of Mark and Ina Lessem; also remembered by Jan’s children Michael Baskin (Bonnie Blane) and Stevi Baskin (Dan Reynolds). Lifelong friend of the Sterns and the Gibsons. He was in the National Guard during the Korean War and a graduate of Staunton Military Academy. Lee attended Ohio State University and was a member of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity. The life of every party, his humor and joie de vivre will be remembered by all who knew him. Services will be held at BERKOWITZ-KUMIN-BOOKATZ MEMORIAL CHAPEL 1985 S. TAYLOR RD., CLEVELAND HTS., Tuesday, January 14 at 11:00AM. Family will receive friends at the residence, 25878 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood TUESDAY 1-5 P.M. & 7-9 P.M. Contributions are suggested to the Cleveland Animal Protective League (clevelandapl.org).