Leonard A. Pumilia, ‘Lenny’, of Accord, NY passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 23, 2022 at the age of 65. Lenny was born on December 30, 1956 in Brooklyn, son of Anthony J. Pumilia and the late Anna (Giarratano) Pumilia.
A lifelong resident of the area, Lenny moved with his family from Long Island to Kerhonkson in 1966. He served his country in the United Sates Army during the Vietnam Era. He worked for many years doing plumbing and maintenance at various places. Some knew Lenny from Rondout Valley and also working at the Catskill Hotels in the 60’s and 70’s. He was one of the most talented people you’d ever meet! Fixed anything, self taught on guitar and drums, would make you cry laughing doing impressions. Lenny graduated from Clown College in Venice, Florida and worked with Barnum & Bailey Circuses. “Lenzo the Clown”.
Besides his father Tony, he is survived by his long time companion Cathy Metrick-Hart, and her daughters Catherine McKelvey and Linda Wells (Steve); grandchildren, Jeffery McKelvey Jr., Catherine A. Buffone, and Lyndsey Wells; and great grandchild, Riley. Also surviving are his brothers, Tony and wife Anne, Tom and wife Rory and Michael and wife Margaret Pumilia.
A memorial graveside service is scheduled for Saturday, November 5, 2022, 10am at the Pine Bush Cemetery, Kerhonkson, NY. Arrangements are entrusted to Humiston Funeral Home.