ROOT, Leon E. Root, 81, of Linwood Avenue, Newington died Tuesday, July 24, 2007. He was the husband of the late Dorothy (Oguschewitz) Root, who died April 21, 2007. Leon was a US Navy veteran of World War II. He was a production control manager at Emhart Corporation before he retired. He leaves four sons, Barry Root and his wife Kathy of Plainville, Mark Root and his wife Janet of East Hampton, Kim A. Root and his partner Lisa McNellis of East Haddam, and John G. Root and his wife Connie of Nashville, TN; a daughter, Julie B. Root of Newington; ten grandchildren, Elisa Root-Ellin and her husband Randy Ellin, Aaron, Samantha, Kyle, Audrey, Hillary, and Amy Root, Cale, Scott and Jarrett Young; and a sister Elizabeth ?Betty? Offen of FL. He was predeceased by a sister, Eleanor Hilda Root, and by two brothers, Wesley G. Root and John S. Root. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 27, 2007 at 10:00 AM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford with Rabbi Jeffrey Bennett officiating. Interment will follow in West Meadow Cemetery, Newington. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor?s choice. For further information, directions, or to share memories of Leon with his family, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com.