Virginia Beach – Leo James Piel, 69, passed away October 10, 2012. Born in New Jersey, he was the son of the late Phillip and Ilene Piel. Leo retired as a Major in the U.S. Army after 20 years of dedicated service. He also retired from L3 Communications as a Project Manager.
He leaves behind his wife of 46 years, Ruth Ann Piel; his three children, Ken Piel and his wife Katia, Dan Piel and his wife Kathy, all of Virginia Beach, and Christine Simila and her husband Bob of Currituck, NC; and eight grandchildren, Trenton, Brandan, Kyle, Christian, Joe, Catherine, Megan, and Nicole. Leo was preceded in death by his son, David James Piel.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd in Virginia Beach. Burial will follow in Albert G. Horton Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk. The family will receive friends Tuesday, October 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyer.com.