LORAIN, OHIO — A World War II maestro perceived his Ohio high propagandize diploma this month some-more than 7 decades after he assimilated a Navy to equivocate graduating since he was broke that he couldn’t means a $9 fit for a ceremony.
Leonard Puma, of McKeesport, Pa., didn’t share his beating over not removing his diploma until this year, prolonged after he finished his career as a kinship personality in a Pittsburgh area.
“The usually thing we bewail is that we never went to 12th grade,” he said.
Puma, 88, unsuccessful in his initial try to strech propagandize officials during his aged district in Lorain, west of Cleveland, though his daughter followed adult with a school.
“Here he was, a labor kinship leader, and he never common this with anyone,” pronounced his daughter, Lisa Puma, of Alexandria, Va. “It always worried him that he never perceived it.”
Puma served as boss of Ironworkers Local No. 3 nearby Pittsburgh and after was business manager of a Pittsburgh Building and Construction Trade Councils.
Lorain schools Superintendent Tom Tucker told The (Elyria) Chronicle-Telegram that such requests have turn reduction frequent.
“We got it finished flattering fast,” Tucker said. “The propagandize house sealed it, and we sent it out along with an aged sketch of a high school.”
Lisa Puma pronounced her father was repelled when his family astounded him with a diploma.
“He suspicion it was a passed end,” she said. “But he was really shamed and appreciative. Let’s face it, he’s not going to use it to get into college during 88 years old. He only indispensable to have closure.”