Alan James Ledig, 63 of New Port Richey, Florida passed away at Brookside Care Center Hospice in Palm Harbor Florida on Tuesday Oct 5, 2021. Born in Newark NJ he grew up in Edison NJ but had resided in Florida’s West Coast for over 30 years. Alan (Al) worked in automotive parts sales for most of his career, however it is not what he did, but how he did it that defines him.
Al was described as a man who would give the shirt off his back to help another friend, a “stand-up” guy and a good friend who will be greatly missed by friends and (of course) his family.
Al Ledig loved to fish and spend time at the Gulf Coast beaches. He was quite adept at throwing a cast net and passed that skill on to his nephew as he was also a man who loved to teach practical life skills to others. Al also loved to cook and served up delicious meals that were sometimes grilled and sometimes barbequed in his smoker to perfection (with just the right mixture of spices). While sharing a meal with Al or talking on the phone, you could depend on him to recall past events and to share an interesting story including every small and riveting detail. He was comfortable in all situations whether building furniture, working on a motorcycle, attending a Broadway show (while living in the Northeast) or dining in a fine restaurant. The place he was most comfortable though was atop his Harley on an open road and he imagined that Heaven would include a reunion with family and friends, an understanding and answers to all his earthly questions and a beautiful (perfectly paved) open road for him to ride his bike….
Alan was predeceased by his father Lou and is survived by his mother Barbara of NJ as well as his daughter Gretchen, grandson Jasper of Fla, sister Laura (Tom) of NJ, brother Ron of PA, Nieces Caitlin, Amy, Erin and Brooke, Nephew Daniel (Skyla) and great niece Bella Rose.
Burial with immediate family was on Oct 27th (his dad’s birthday) at the Whiting Memorial Park Cemetery, Manchester Twp. New Jersey.
Should family or friends choose to make a donation in Al’s honor, please consider a gift to Suncoasthospice.org