Leonard E. Friebel

Leonard E. Friebel


GUILDERLAND — Leonard E. Friebel of Old State Road, a proud veteran, died on Monday, Feb. 21, 2022. He was 73.

He was born in Schenectady on Nov. 22, 1948, the son of the late Robert Friebel and Marjorie and “Bud” Geier. He graduated from Guilderland High School and enlisted in the Navy. After his discharge, he worked at the Watervliet Arsenal.

“Lenny was an active member of the Elks and supported all veteran organizations,” his family wrote in a tribute. “Lenny loved life, people, laughter, and God.”

He is survived by his children, Leonard II, Jessica Carlotti, and Jeff DeCenzo, and by his grandchildren, Ariana, Ryan, Myla, Paige, and Cameron.

He is also survived by his siblings, Sharon Hext and her husband, Jerry, Colleen Geier, David Friebel and his wife, Lynne, and Bill Dumas; by his sister-in-law, Daecijean Sprague; and by many nieces and nephews. 

His parents died before him as did his brother and best friend, “Bobby” Friebel.

There will be a celebration of his life at Thacher Park in the Helderberg Room on the lower level of the visitors’ center, on Saturday, July 9.

“Please join Lenny’s family in a time of celebration of Lenny’s life, a time of remembrance and sharing,” his family wrote.

His family will host an open house from 1 to 9 p.m. with a time of sharing and refreshments. There will be a short memorial service and music at 2 p.m.

A private interment will be held at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in New Salem.

Memorial messages may be left at www.altamontenterprise.com/milestones.


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