Leonard J. Malas, 74, of New Lenox, formerly of Palos Hills, died Jan. 11 at Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet. Visitation was held at Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home in Palos Hills on Jan. 13. A funeral service was held Saturday from the funeral home to Our Lady of the Ridge Church in Chicago Ridge where a funeral Mass was offered.
Mr. Malas is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; his daughters, Cynthia and Debra; his son, James; his brother, Bernard; and three grandchildren.
Mr. Malas was born in Chicago. He worked as an electrician and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a longtime member of Cardinal Mundelein Knights of Columbus Council 3024.