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Leon Kurio

April 16, 1940 ~ April 2, 2022 (age 81)


Howard Bleeke passed away on April 2, 2022, in New York City at 81 years of
age. Howard, son of W.G. and Hilda (Kelm) Bleeke, was born on April 16, 1940 in
Walburg, Texas. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church,
Walburg. After attending Zion Lutheran elementary school, he graduated from
Georgetown High School (Mr GHS in 1958) and pursued his college education at
Valparaiso University. He attended Goodman Theater in Chicago before moving to
New York City (NYC) in the mid-1960s.
Howard is survived by his sister Helen wife of Wes (Jerry) Cassens and brother
Fred (wife G. Candace) Bleeke.
Adopting many different names, some legally changed, he survived as an actor in
NYC for his entire career. His early success was part of the cast who won the
State-wide first place for one-act play while a senior at Georgetown High School.
He was chosen Best Actor each of the years he attended Valparaiso.
Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran School Drama Department or the drama
department of your favorite educational/community institution.

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Private Cremation

The Green-Wood Crematory
500 25th St
Brooklyn, NY 11232

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