Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

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In Remembrance – Reverend Leonard J. Zamborsky

Fr. Leonard J. ZamborskyThe Reverend Leonard J. Zamborsky, Priest, died tragically on Thursday, 11 June 2015.

Leonard John Zamborsky was born on 9 June 1950. His parents were the late George and M. Angela (Davis). He was educated at St. Charles Borromeo, Parma, Padua High School, Parma, Borromeo High School, Wickliffe, Borromeo Seminary, Wickliffe, Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, John Carroll University, University Heights, and St. Mary Seminary, Wickliffe. On 12 June 1976 in the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist, Bishop Michael J. Murphy ordained him to the priesthood for the service of the Diocese of Cleveland.

Fr. Zamborsky’s first assignment was as Parochial Vicar of St. Margaret Mary, South Euclid. On 5 December 1978 he was appointed Administrator pro tem of St. Margaret Mary, South Euclid. Fr. Zamborsky served as Master of Ceremonies for Bishop Anthony Pilla effective 7 January 1980. He served as Master of Ceremonies for Bishop A. Edward Pevec effective 30 September 1982. On 30 June 1983 he was appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Gabriel, Mentor. Fr. Zamborsky was transferred on 16 June 1988 to serve Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Wickliffe as Parochial Vicar. During this assignment he also served at Administrator pro tem from 7 April 1989 to 15 September 1989. On 12 August 1991 he was appointed Pastor of St. Louis, Cleveland Heights. He was appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Bartholomew, Middleburgh Heights on 18 January 2010. On 26 October 2010 Fr. Zamborsky was granted a personal leave of absence.

The wake will begin on Sunday, 21 June in DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home, 4600 Mayfield Road, South Euclid, OH 44121 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Vespers will be celebrated on Monday, 22 June in the Chapel at Notre Dame Educational Center, 13000 Auburn Road, Chardon, OH 44024 at 3:00 p.m. The Rev. William Zamborsky will preside. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, 22 June in the Chapel at Notre Dame Educational Center at 6:00 p.m. Fr. William Zamborsky will be the main celebrant and Fr. Stephen Dohner will be the homilist. Private family interment.

In accord with the provisions of the Marian Pact, please try to attend and concelebrate the Funeral Liturgy, offer Mass for him as you are able and cause him to be remembered and prayed for in the appropriate public prayers of the Church. May Fr. Zamborsky and all our bishops, priests and deacons who have died, live forever in the joy of the Resurrection.

Sincerely in Christ,
Sister Therese Guerin Sullivan, SP, JCL
Chancellor

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