Representative Leonard Mastroni Death – Dead | Obituary – Passed Away
Leonard Mastroni Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Leonard Mastroni.
September 30, 2020 through interment, Governor Laura Kelly has ordered U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff at all state buildings, grounds, and facilities beginning today, Wednesday, September 30, until the day of interment, in honor of Kansas Representative Leonard Mastroni. Mastroni, La Crosse, has represented Kansas House District 117 since 2017.
“I was saddened to hear of the passing of Representative Mastroni, who was a dedicated public servant during his tenure in the Kansas House of Representatives,” Governor Kelly said. “I respected and admired his commitment to working with his colleagues in the Legislature to improve the lives of his constituents. I offer my sincerest condolences to his wife, Linda, their four children, and all of his friends and loved ones during this difficult time. Leonard will be missed on the House floor, and throughout his district.”
Representative Mastroni graduated from Fort Hays State University, and in 1981 was elected as a District Court Judge for the 24th Judicial District. After retirement he served as a Rush County Commissioner for six years before being elected as State Representative. He and his wife, Linda, lived in La Crosse for over 40 years.
Rep. Leonard Mastroni, R-La Crosse, died Wednesday at the age of 71 following an undisclosed health issue, according to an email to House members.
The western Kansas lawmaker had represented the 117th House District since 2016. Prior to entering office he had served as a judge in the 28th Judicial District for 28 years, as well as serving as a Rush County Commissioner for six years.
Absolutely devastated to hear about the passing of our friend, Rep. Leonard Mastroni today. He was such a joy to work with & get to know, always so positive & welcoming. He was supportive & helpful with the passing of Claire & Lola’s Law as well. My heart aches for & we send our love to wife, Linda, as well as the rest of his dear family. He was definitely “one of the good ones,” and he will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him
Child and family advocates in Kansas lost a champion yesterday, Representative Leonard Mastroni from LaCrosse. Among many other causes, Representative Mastroni was a fierce and persistent advocate for child abuse and foster care prevention, and mental health services for children and youth. He was instrumental in Kansas being one of the first states to implement the Family First Prevention Services Act — he was a tireless leader in behind the scenes work to make sure the bill and appropriations passed. He was also a dedicated champion pushing Kansas to improve youth access to psychiatric care. Representative Mastroni was unwaveringly diplomatic, and at the same time, an influential force for improved services for Kansas children and families. We will miss working together with him, and we are so grateful for his service. We extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Our state lost a great public servant. Representative Leonard Mastroni of LaCrosse was a great man, a strong advocate of Western Kansas values, and a friend to so many. Please keep the Mastroni family in your thoughts and prayers.
The state lost a great leader and public servant today and I lost a close friend of 40 years. Leonard Mastroni served as a law enforcement officer in Denver, the supervising officer of the Central Kansas Drug Task Force, Judge of our District Courts, County Commissioner and State Representative. While I have a number of pictures of Leonard over the years, this is how I will always remember my friend. A big warm smile and just a little bit of humor. If you read the words on his hat, it says: “Take the law into your own hands. Hug a judge.” I remember the day when he purchased that hat at the National Judicial College in Reno so many years ago.
Rest peacefully my friend.
We will miss our colleague Rep. Leonard Mastroni! I’m so sad to hear of his passing. 💔 His judicial background gave him a unique perspective to advocate for children in KS Foster Care. RIP. #ksleg #oneofthegoodones
We will miss our colleague Rep. Leonard Mastroni! I’m so sad to hear of his passing. 💔 His judicial background gave him a unique perspective to advocate for children in KS Foster Care. RIP. #ksleg #oneofthegoodones pic.twitter.com/87yGiFxhk2
— Susan Concannon (@ConcannonforKS) September 30, 2020
Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.
This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.
We are still working on getting more details about the death, as a family statement on the death is yet to be released.