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Leland Sealander
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Leland Sealander

Obituary of Leland Merle Sealander

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Leland Merle Sealander on Wednesday, November 18th, at the age of 90. Leland was born on April 11th, 1930 to William and Alice Sealander of Perham, Maine. Leland was one of ten children. Russel Sealander of Shingle Springs is Leland’s last surviving sibling. Leland grew up in Northern Maine and married his childhood sweetheart, Joan Patten Sealander, who passed in 2018. Leland is survived by his 5 children, Trudy James of Cave Creek, AZ, Gregory Sealander of La Crescenta, CA, Michael Sealander of Tujunga, CA, Deborah Petersen of Tujunga, CA, and Patricia Moreash of Lake Forest, CA. Leland had 18 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 1 great great-grandchild. Leland made 3 trips from Maine to California before finally settling in the small town of La Crescenta, CA in 1959. Leland worked as an automotive mechanic for Lloyd’s Wheel and Brake Service until 1968. He then started a business with his brother-in-law Ernie Allen, known as Lee and Ernie’s Wheel and Brake in Tujunga, CA. Leland finally retired from the automotive industry in 1990 at the age of 60. Leland was an amazing man who had a blessed life. Leland enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. There was always something going on with the Sealander family. Whether it was their large family Christmas Eve parties, water skiing at Pine Flats Lake, camping at Carpinteria, or riding around in Leland's red dune buggy. Leland was not a man to sit idle, it was not in his DNA. Leland was an active member at the First Baptist Church of La Crescenta, currently known as Community Life Church. He served as a deacon for the church for several years and was still an active member well into 2020. Leland also became a volunteer at Verdugo Hills Hospital for 25+ years. He also began riding bikes on a regular basis after he retired and completed the Solvang Century Ride many times, he parked his bike in 2017 at the age of 87. Leland and his wife Joan spent many days throughout their retirement traveling back and forth from California to their homeland of Maine and all other parts of the country. A lot of their travels on the road were shared with his brother Russel and wife Gloria, as well as his brother Bill and wife Laurie, they enjoyed visiting Laughlin together. Leland and Joan were also world travelers, visiting places like Israel, Egypt, and Austria. Leland had a life that read like a fairy tale. He cared for this wife for 15+ years, never complaining, only ever showing the love he had for his sweetheart of 68 years. Leland especially enjoyed meeting with his friends every Friday for breakfast at Burger King or meeting friends for dinner on Taco Tuesday. Leland loved people so much, as they loved him and it was shown in the hugs he gave out everywhere he went. Leland will be sorely missed by all that met him. Leland has gone home to be with the Lord. In closing, the Family will plan a future celebration of his life. We have been truly blessed by our Lord and Savior to have had the honor of being so loved by our parents for so many years. His family would request that in lieu of flowers any donations should be sent to Community Life Church of La Crescenta. Directors: www.CrippenMortuary.com
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Friday
27
November

Viewing

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday, November 27, 2020
Crippen Mortuary Chapel
2900 Honolulu Avenue
La Crescenta, California, United States
818-249-6131
Visitation with Family and Friends of Mr. Sealander
Monday
30
November

Laying to Rest

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Monday, November 30, 2020
Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Hollywood Hills
6300 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, California, United States
Gravesite service for Leland Sealander