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John "Jack" P. Leffingwell

June 24, 1925 — February 16, 2018

John (Jack) P. Leffingwell, 92, lifelong Torrington resident, passed peacefully February 16, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Torrington June 24, 1925, to Raymond Leffingwell and Irene Cooper, Jack spent his early years in Van, West Virginia. At the age of 15 he returned to Torrington and entered the local trade school to begin his education in his lifelong occupation as a machinist.

In 1942 at 17 years old Jack joined the Navy. He served on LCI ships for the remainder of WWII.  On June 6, 1944 Jack and his shipmates landed Marines on Omaha Beach, Normandy, France.

Jack was discharged from the Navy in 1946 and returned home to Torrington to marry his sweetheart and partner of 71 years, Emily Corey.  Together they started their successful business, Leffingwell Screw Machine Products, and raised their three children surrounded by family and friends in the Burrville section of Torrington.

Jack   had a great love for the outdoors.  Among his many hobbies were gardening, fishing, hunting and he had a special passion for golf. He was a lifelong member of the Greenwood CC.  He was also a lifelong member of Elks and VFW Post 296.

He loved spending time with family and friends.  He especially loved the water; vacationing and fishing in Maine, Florida and lakes around New England.

Jack is survived by his loving wife of 71 years Emily, his son and wife, John and Roberta Leffingwell, his daughter and husband, Lynn and Walter Combes and son-in-law, Richard Bredice. He also leaves behind his granddaughter and husband, Sarah and Dan Fernandes and two beautiful great grandchildren, John and Lily Fernandes.

He is predeceased by his daughter Susan Bredice, his sister, Jane Degumbia and brother Tom Ferguson.

His family would like to thank his loving caregivers; the staff of the fifth floor of Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, the Geer Gardenside staff and the nurses, CNAs of Geer Harmony where he spent his last days. Your kind and compassionate care made this difficult time much easier.

Jack will be remembered for his kindness, as a great friend to all and a loving father and husband.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at Cook Funeral Home, 82 Litchfield St., Torrington.  Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery with full military honors accorded.  Calling hours will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Cook Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Center for Cancer Care Fund, 200 Kennedy Drive, Torrington, CT 06790   Condolences may be sent to the Leffingwell Family by visiting

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

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