Christine “Tina” Leonard, 57, of Warren, PA., died of natural causes, Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at her residence. She was born April 13, 1965, in Warren, PA. She is the daughter of Wilma Newell Portzer of Warren, PA., and the late Daniel G. Portzer.
Tina was a Warren area resident her entire life and was a 1983 graduate of Warren Area High School. She earned her License Practical Nursing certificate in 1984, from the former Vocational Technical School of Nursing, Warren, PA. Tina was employed with Kinzua Valley Nursing Home and Kinzua Rehabilitation Center as their charge nurse for over 20 years. She was a nurse with the Warren General Hospital Pain Clinic working with Dr. Mohammed Kourtu, and with the Rouse Home, Youngsville, PA. Tina was a gifted, compassionate nurse who loved to care for all her patients, they were her true meaning of nursing.
Tina was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, the church Peacemakers, a Eucharistic Minister, and Lector. She is lovingly remembered by her family as a woman who enjoyed the outdoors, enjoyed reading, music and attending concerts. She especially enjoyed spending time with her kids and grandchildren, she was the life of the party. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and aunt. She will be deeply missed by her mother. She loved being a godmother to her nieces and nephews, whom she had a special relationship with.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by husband of 37 years, Jason J. Leonard, whom she married October 12, 1985, at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 3 Children – Matthew Leonard and wife, Katelynn of Ithaca, N.Y., Joshua Leonard and fiancé, Alyssa Kletzli and Katelyn Leonard and significant other, Adam Higby, all of Pittsburgh, PA., 4 Sisters – Mary Beth Zdarko and husband, John of Warren, Pa., Vicki Duarte and husband, Paulo of Lake Mary, FL., Theresa Gebhardt and husband, Greg of Albion, PA., Barbara Rockenbach and husband, Jim of Plymouth Meeting, PA., 4 Grandchildren – Elle, Bentley, Erich, Guinevere. Several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother, Daniel G. Portzer.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Sunday, January 22, 2023, from 1 to 3 P.M. and 6 to 8 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Monday, January 23, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Redeemer R. C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA., with Fr. Stephen Schreiber, Pastor, officiating. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Cleveland Hope Lodge, 11432 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-2364 or Holy Redeemer Church Building Center Fund or Hospice of Warren County, www.hospiceofwarrencounty.org <www.hospiceofwarrencounty.org/> 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com