Leonard Vukmanovich 1935-2019
84, of North Canton, died Friday May 10, 2019 at 9:00 p.m. at Compassionate Care Center. He was born on April 24, 1935 in Altoona, Pa.. Leonard was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church in Canton. He was a store manager at W.T. Grants and co-founder of V-ROCK SHOP. He and his wife Margaret started the hobby back in 1968 and went into business full time in 1975. After starting in their basement and doing shows for 3 years, they opened their first full time retail store in Gold Circle Mall in 1978. He retired in 1998, but enjoyed coming to help the family business. Leonard enjoyed watching old westerns, sports, spending time with his family, and loved working on his yard. Survivors include his wife of 60+ years, Margaret Vukmanovich; a step-brother, Sonny Vukmanovich; a daughter, Anna Marie Chickos; a son, Gerald Vukmanovich (Lora); Five Grandchildren: Davis Vukmanovich, Roseanna Chickos Redfern (Sean), Saralyn Chickos Scherley (Chris), Matthew Vukmanovich, and Julie Vukmanovich; and five Great Grandchildren. Preceding him in death was his son, David A. Vukmanovich; and son-in-law Joseph M. Chickos. He loved his family dearly and he will be sincerely missed. We are grateful to have had him in our lives. He many family trips we took together left impressions on our hearts on how much he loved sharing memories with us. Calling hours will be held at Rossi Funeral Home in Canton on May 19th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at Little Flower Catholic Parish on May 20th at 10 a.m., following with internment at North Lawn Cemetery in Canton.
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