AMerican Veteran 11

Leon "Lee" Traghella

February 19, 1935 ~ February 7, 2020 (age 84)


Leon Lino Traghella passed away peacefully Friday February 6th, 2020 at his home in Grand Prairie, TX.  He was born February 19th, 1934 to Lino and Ida Piccioni Traghella in Chicago, both of whom preceded him in death.  Lee joined the National Guard in 1950 and served until 1957.  He graduated from Chicago Teachers College in 1964 and taught courses there for a brief time.

Lee moved to Texas in 1973 and went to work for Roadway Freight Lines in 1979. He retired in 1996.

He loved every kind of outdoor activity: cycling, motorcycling, hiking, snow skiing, water skiing, mountain climbing and backpacking.  He loved food, family, music and dancing.  He was a proud father who is survived by his three children: Larry, Nick and Renee, his grandchildren: Luke, Lauren, Levi and Dante; and his great grandchildren: Isiah, Abigail, Leah, Alissa and Allison. 

Lee is also survived by his wife, Marjorie Miller and her children: Tracie Rueffer, Dale Miller and Becky Cope. 

He requested that any donations on his behalf go to Wounded Warriors Fund, St. Jude’s or Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas, TX in lieu of flowers.

Viewing 12-1 p.m. at Myra Wilson Chapel and services at 1 p.m. with burial following at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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February 15, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Myra Wilson Chapel

Funeral Service
February 15, 2020

1:00 PM
Myra Wilson Chapel

February 15, 2020

2:00 PM
Sulphur Springs City Cemetery
7th Street
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

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