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Funeral Set for Harford School Board President

Dr. Leonard Wheeler died on Sept. 11.

, the president of the Harford County School Board, died Tuesday. His funeral is set to take place early next week.

suddenly Sept. 11 at the age of 73. The school system announced his passing to staff and the media on Wednesday.

Visitation for Wheeler is set to take place Monday from 2-4 p.m. at , according to his obituary on McComas Funeral Home's website.

A funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday.

He will be buried at Arbutus Memorial Park, located at 1101 Sulpher Spring Road in Baltimore.

after he retired from Baltimore City Public Schools. There he was a teacher, curriculum specialist, principal and assistant superintendent, according to his profile on the Board of Education page on the school system website.

Wheeler was also a member of Ames United Methodist Church, the Harford County Judicial Nominating Committee, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), according to a release from the school system.

"Dr. Wheeler was an advocate for education and dedicated his life’s work to community service,” said in the release. “All of us in the Harford County Public Schools are deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Wheeler, and, on behalf of our more than 5,000 employees, I extend my sincere condolences to Dr. Wheeler’s family."

He is survived by a son, Christopher Wheeler, and Dr. A. Barbara Wheeler, who is the superintendent of Kent County Public Schools, the release states.

Do you have fond memories of Wheeler? Share your story by leaving a comment.

Roland September 16, 2012 at 01:33 PM
What a shame! A man devoted to the betterment of our children gone. May God rest his soul.....

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