We are truly sorry to announce the passing of Abbey Leonard on June 17, 2020. Abbey was a long time member of NISOA serving as a National Referee and Instructor. Abbey was elected to the NISOA Hall of Fame in 1996 and served the NISOA family as President in 1995-96. Abbey leaves behind some great memories of working with referees and a constant approach to better the game. He had a unique ability to introduce humor into his lesson plans while getting to the heart of the lesson. For many, we will remember another love of his (Golf) at the National meetings this was always a time to look forward to our association and interaction off the pitch. Abbey leaves behind his wife Loretta who often accompanied him to the National meetings and his son David. Arrangements for a celebration of life are pending.
Special thanks to NISOA Hall of Fame member and former NISOA President Mike Allen (OR) for the kind words of remembrance.