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Leo James Renault

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From page A5 | August 12, 2014 |

May 16, 1939 – July 31, 2014

Leo (Lee) James Renault died peacefully at home of congestive heart failure on July 31, 2014, after a brief illness. He was 75.

He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy (“Samie”) Renault, with whom he celebrated a 50th wedding anniversary on June 12. After many years in Southern California, followed by a decade in Oregon and Washington, Lee and Samie moved to Davis in 2000 to help care for their newly born twin grandchildren.

He is also survived by daughter Autumn Labbé-Renault and her husband Craig Labbé-Renault of Davis, and their three children, Rowan, Nash and Kyra; by daughter Bonnie Perez and her husband Joseph Perez of Victorville, granddaughters Jennifer Grace and Erica Perez, and numerous great-grandchildren; brother, Stephen Renault of Jackson, N.J.; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews on the East Coast, and many loving friends.

Lee worked in steel fabrication for many years, providing layout expertise for large companies, including Bethlehem Steel and Kaiser Steel. He worked on large-scale projects coast to coast, including the World Trade Center in New York and the Dumbarton Bridge in California. During his years with Kaiser Steel, he was involved with the Steelworkers Union as an employee organizer and, later, with the Ironworkers Union.

Lee was well-known in Davis as The Eclectic Dinosaur, his radio persona. He produced a weekly music show on KDRT, 95.7 FM, for nine years. Few people encountered Lee without walking away with his card and an invitation to tune in. Music was his passion and purpose in life, and KDRT filled his retirement years with joy.

A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 7, at 3 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road.

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