Leonard Holzheimer is a man on a mission to provide enthusiasm, humor and a much needed lift to patients and staff at LakeWest Hospital. He turns holidays and every day into a celebration. He will provide his team of volunteers with leprechaun hats on St. Patrick’s day, Santa caps at Christmas, bunny tails at Easter, Indian headdresses during play-offs and the list goes on. Leonard will share jokes, stickers, wisdom and even a song and dance with all. Mr. Holzheimer’s gift for cheering up people and compassion sets him apart.
Leonard has been a volunteer at Lake Hospital Systems since 1998, giving of his time at the front desk, in Transport and maintaining the hospital’s aquariums. Since 1996, Mr. Holzheimer has been a presenter for elementary school field trips at the Little Red Schoolhouse. He gives of his time at the St. Joseph Christian Life Center where he washes dishes and serves coffee. Leonard is a caregiver with the Hospice of Western Reserve since 1996, and for several years now, a visitor to the Cleveland Clinic in Willoughby Hills might chance upon Leonard’s smiling face and warm hello as he greets you as you enter the facility. Mr. Holzheimer volunteers with the Mt. Carmel Players thesbian group as a floor manager and actor! He is also a 30 gallon donor to the Red Cross, including being a platelet donor.
Mr. Holzheimer’s involvement in civic organizations include: the Willowick/Eastlake Rotary, Euclid Jaycees and Lion’s club as a member and past officer. He is also a 32nd degree Mason.
Leonard is the recipient of the 2000 Villa Angela/St. Joseph #1 Fan Award, Worthy patron of the Order of the Eastern Star and numerous Dancing Awards.