John Robert Leyanna, 62

John Robert Leyanna, 62, of Georgetown, Del., and formerly of California, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. He was born Oct. 26, 1956, in Georgetown, to the late Leo W. Leyanna and Evelyn D. Fortney Leyanna.

Leyanna lived in Georgetown until age 30 and then moved to California. He moved back to Delaware in 2015, due to health reasons and to be near his family. He worked in the landscaping business, and he enjoyed watching WWE wrestling, sci-fi and horror movies. He enjoyed being back in Delaware near his family.

In addition to his parents, Leyanna was also preceded in death by several siblings. He is survived by four siblings, Leo L. Leyanna of Felton, Del., Lucille Ortiz of Georgetown, James E. Leyanna of Ridge Crest, Calif., and Linda L. Thompson of Georgetown, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

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