Leon Jonas, 94, of Worcester and Delray Beach, Fla. died Sept. 12 at home. He was the widower of Claire (Pollack) Jonas, his wife of 51 years. Born in Worcester, he was the son of Charles and Rose (Silber) Jonas. He lived in Worcester for most of his life, before retiring to Delray Beach many years ago. He founded New England Canteen Service, Inc., which he operated for many years before his retirement. A veteran, he was an avid bridge player and golfer. He is survived by two sons, Lawrence Katz and his wife, Jill, of New Jersey and Jeffrey Jonas of New York City; a daughter, Michele Schmitt of Florida; a daughter-in-law, Cantor Marcie Jonas of Sudbury; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to support cancer research and patient care: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via MILES FUNERAL HOME


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