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Leonard Zintak

Leonard Zintak

Leonard Zintak

Leonard Zintak

Leonard Zintak

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  • Maiden Name:
  • Nickname: "Len" & "Lennie"
  • Hometown: Huntley, IL (US)
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  • Born: April 25, 1919
  • Died: March 16, 2015

Leonard ZintakHistory

Team Position Uniform #
1949 Chicago Colleens Manager
1950 Muskegon Lassies Manager until June 8, 1950
1950 Springfield Sallies Manager

Leonard N. Zintak, Sr., 95, of Huntley, Illinois passed away peacefully into God's hands on March 16, 2015. 

Leonard, a proud US Navy WWII veteran, coach and lover of all sports, was born in Chicago on April 25, 1919. 

After the war, Leonard was active in sports; In1948 he was supervisor and coach in the Chicago Girls Baseball League, which was a minor league of the All-American Girls Baseball League. In 1949-1950 he coached and managed the AAGPBL's rookie touring teams, the Chicago Colleens and Springfield Sallies.

In 1960 he married Irene, moved to Westchester, IL where they raised their family, enjoying yearly family vacations. 

Leonard worked for Sears Corp. in Chicago for 30 years. He stayed active in the community by serving as Park Commissioner. 

Leonard and Irene enjoyed many years of retirement in Sun City, AZ before returning home to Huntley, IL in 2003 to be close to family. 

Beloved husband of 51 years to the late Irene (nee Bies); devoted father; loving grandfather; one of three sons; and fond uncle to many nieces and nephews. 

The Mass of Christian Burial was Friday, March 20 at 10:30 am at St. Mary Church, in Huntley. 

Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery in Justice, Illinois. 

Author: Chicago Tribune

Contributed By: Merrie Fidler

Copyright: Chicago Tribune", Illinois,

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