Leland Pritchett, late of Novato, passed away in Sonoma, on Nov. 19, 2013.

Born in Missouri in 1926, “Lee” honorably served his country in World War II as a member of the Merchant Marine and of the U.S. Army. He went on to a brilliant career as a tool and die designer in the defense industry in Los Angeles.

He leaves behind his children, grandchildren, family and friends, who will miss his generosity, his wry sense of humor and his clear-headed reasoning.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Sharon.

His last year in Sonoma was filled with companionship and hope – his family is grateful to the people who made this possible.