September 20, 1945 — February 27, 2018
QUEENSBURY — Leonard A. Fosbrook, 72, of Queensbury, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, with his loving wife, brother and sons at his side.
He was born Sept. 20, 1945 in Norfolk, Virginia, the son of the late LeRoy and Mildred (Burt) Fosbrook.
Len grew up on Mason Street in Glens Falls and graduated from Glens Falls High School, where he participated in basketball and track. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. The degree of Bachelor of Science was conferred upon him by Oneonta State College.
His career began with USCI in Glens Falls as a sales representative; he then joined NAMIC, where he was national sales manager and vice president of sales. He was co-owner of Springer Waste Management before spending 10 years working for Warren County Economic Development Corporation, retiring as president. Len was dedicated to the Warren County area, especially Glens Falls, and found passion helping build not only economic growth, but helping others, personally and individually.
Len was an Eagle Scout with Troop 4 at Christ Church Methodist. When he was younger, he was an avid alpine skier, off-road motorcyclist and raced in enduros. In the 1990s, Len was instrumental in revitalizing West Mountain’s ski racing program. He enjoyed boating, camping with his family and being in the outdoors. He loved the Adirondack Mountains, Lake George, the special view of the City of Glens Falls from his home and attending his son’s ski racing and crew events. Fos, as he was known to many, continued to value close relationships over the years with longtime friends from the Boston and Cape Cod areas.
He was a devoted husband, loving father and beloved grandfather. Len made one feel welcome in his home and was always there to lend a helping hand to benefit friends and family. He will be remembered for his quick smile, sense of humor, gift of conversation and caring nature.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Mary O’Callaghan Fosbrook; his son, Brian (Kimberly) Fosbrook of Ohio; his son, Glenn (Tammy) Fosbrook of Dryden; his son, Andrew Fosbrook of Burlington, Vermont; and his daughter, Nancy (Jack) Thompson and their children, Jack and Lukas of Johnsburg, Illinois. His brother, Richard (Karen) Fosbrook of Gilbert, Arizona, also survives him.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at Singleton Sullivan Potter Funeral Home, 407 Bay Road, Queensbury.
A celebration of Leonard’s life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 16, at the First Presbyterian Church, 400 Glen St. Glens Falls.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Len’s name may be made to The Open Door Mission of Glens Falls, P.O. Box 3306, Glens Falls, NY 12801; Dana Farber Cancer Institute and The Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284; or to a charity of your choice.
Those who wish may make online condolences by visiting www.sbfuneralhome.com.