Leon Hall Barkley, 68, passed away Friday, January 14, 2022, at Schuyler Ridge Nursing Home, following a courageous battle with ALS and Parkinson’s.
He was born August 11, 1953, in Salem, NY to the late Theodore and Marjorie (Hall) Barkley.
Leon was a graduate of Salem Washington Academy and SUNY Broome Tech, graduating with a degree in sales and marketing. He worked for over 15 years in the Glens Falls and New England area as a beverage sales manager. For the past 20 years he served the surrounding communities as a real estate broker. He successfully owned and operated Barkley Real Estate in Greenwich and Cambridge. He was proud to serve on the Cambridge Town Planning Board and the Washington County Ethics Board for several years. He was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. He was happiest spending time with his grandchildren, golfing, reading, and cherished his dogs, and horses.
Leon loved to travel, and he and his wife took many trips both domestically and abroad creating many happy memories along the way.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son Ryan Barkley and brother Ted Barkley.
He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years Kathy Gauthier of Greenwich, children Sean (Kate) Barkley and Meghan Usmani (CA); sisters Kay (Bob) Russell and Susan (Phil) Dubuque; brothers in law Bob Gauthier (Kathy), Mark Gauthier (Tracy), Bernie Gauthier (Phyllis): 6 grandchildren, several nieces, and nephews.
All are welcome to join the family at for an informal get together to share joy and laughter on Sunday January 23rd from 1-4 at the Greenwich Elks Club, Rt. 40, Greenwich NY.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Historic Salem Courthouse, 58 East Broadway, Salem NY, 12865 or Albany ALS Regional Center, 19 Warehouse Row, Albany, NY, 12205.
Online condolences and messages to the family may be made at www.flynnbrosinc.com