August 1937 ~ November 2011
Leo Gendernalik, 74, of Turlock passed away at home on Wednesday, November 2. He was born in Detroit, MI to Leo and Mae Gendernalik in 1937. He had gone to school in Sherman Oaks, CA and had lived in the L.A. area and the Oregon coast, then settled in Turlock in 2008. Leo made his living as a grant writer for non-profit organizations. He was a lifelong member of the Catholic Church. Leo enjoyed being active in civic affairs and was an Apple computer enthusiast.
Leo is survived by his loving wife Shelley Gendernalik of Turlock; children Kimberly Hunt of Arkansas and Mark Gendernalik of West Hills, CA; stepchildren Amy Richardson of Denair and Jonathan Boyle of Seattle, WA; siblings Judy Keifer, Irene Rowland, Robert Gendernalik, and Michael Gendernalik; grandchildren Dean, Carter, Sidney, Dustin and Allie. He is preceded in death by stepdaughter Jennifer Reyes and sister Patricia Godfrey.