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Leland P. Miner

March 2, 1937 ~ June 28, 2021 (age 84)


Leland Phillips Miner, 84, a longtime resident of Wilbraham, died June 28, 2021. The son of Leland and Helen Miner, he graduated from Belchertown High School and UMass, Amherst. In college he met Jo Ann Bell of Amherst, whom he married. After graduation, he worked for Shawinigan Resins before serving the U.S. Air Force. Upon his return to the area, he worked for Monsanto where he held a variety of manufacturing and R & D positions, retiring as a technology manager. In retirement he did technical and managerial consulting and was a licensed environmental planner. Lee was a dedicated member of churches in Aurora, CO, Springfield, MA and Wilbraham, serving as youth leader, deacon, and on a variety of boards and commissions. When his children were young, he was active in scouting and coaching youth sports. He also served as Water Commissioner for the town of Wilbraham. His hobbies included tennis, bee-keeping and woodworking. He loved making excellent craft beer, sharing them with friends and family. He leaves his dear wife, Jo of 61 years, their three treasured children and their spouses, Lucinda and Steve Koziol, Carlton and Elizabeth Miner, and William and Cynthia Miner. He also leaves four grandchildren; Thomas, Benjamin and Robert Koziol and Jessica Putnam; a sister and her spouse, Susan and Richard Merrell and their daughter Janis; and many additional relatives and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 17th at 11:00 AM at Wilbraham United Church, 500 Main St., Wilbraham. Arrangements are under the care of Wilbraham Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to The Open Pantry, 2460 Main St., Springfield, MA 01107 or to Community Survival Center, 240 Main St., Indian Orchard, MA 01151 or to a charity of your choice.


Memorial Service
July 17, 2021

11:00 AM
Wilbraham United Church
500 Main Street
Wilbraham, MA 01095

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