May 23, 2011

John E. Leek Jr. 1930 - 2011

Leek, John E., Jr. 81 - of Egg Harbor City, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at his favorite place on earth, his home on the Mullica River. Born in Egg Harbor City, he was a lifetime area resident. Mr. Leek was a partner and business owner of C.P. Leek & Sons Boat Builders, Pacemaker Boat Co. and Ocean Yachts. His families' boat building history goes back to the Revolutionary War times. He served our country during the Korean War in the US Army and was stationed in Whitesands, New Mexico. He was in fellowship with St. Johns Church of Christ, and was a founding member and long time supporter of Key-Rec. He was a former Egg Harbor City Council Member, and served on the board of the National Marine Manufacturers. He was an avid outdoors man and enjoyed duck hunting and sport fishing. Mr. Leek is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Beatrice (Yanko); his sons, John E. III (Pamela) of Galloway, and Ralph N. (Donna) of Sweetwater; his grandchildren, John (Rebecca), Lauren (Scott), Ryan, Samantha, and Heather; also, his sister-in-law, Betty Evangelist; nephews, Donald Leek, David Leek, Joseph Petrilli (Toni), and David Evangelist (Lynn); and his niece, Lynn Roesch (Richard).