Leo S. Dragon Jr. “Jackson,” 68, of Sweet Valley, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021, at home.
He was born in Kingston on June 22, 1953, and was the son of the late Leo Dragon Sr. and Eleanor Quinnan.
Leo graduated from West Side Area Vocational Technical School in 1971 and received his master’s degree in education from Temple University. He was the owner/operator of Dragon Construction in the 1980s before becoming a building construction teacher at West Side Vo-Tech for 32 years. Leo was president of PSEA Teachers Union for West Side Vo-Tech for 15 years. He was also a member of Carpenters Local Union and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Hunlock Creek. In his retirement, he enjoyed many projects around his home, dinners out with his family, playing with his grandchildren, and camping with Jane O. He was a friend to many and a role model to even more. His wealth of skills and knowledge traveled beyond his reach. Dad had a tremendous impact on everyone who was fortunate enough to know him.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Lois Dragon; daughter, Jennifer Dragon; and grandson, Cole Dragon.
Leo is survived by children, Leo Dragon III and Stacy, Bear Creek; Kelly Christianson and husband, Harry, Parsons; Tim Dragon and wife, Lindsay, Shavertown; and Laura McBride and husband, Scott, Mars; grandchildren, Emma, Macz, Jackson, Lettie, Demi and Owen; and his companion and partner in crime, Jane Balavage, aka Jane O.