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December 15, 2009 UPDATE: Leon Joslin dies at age 100 'Mr. Fancy Pants'
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UPDATE: June 12, 2012

The West Seattle Herald is saddened to learn that longtime Kenney resident Leon Joslin passed away recently at age 100. The story below, and photo, from Dec. 15, 2009, profile the then 97 year-old.

Here is a link with additional information about Joslin, who residents called "Mr. Fancy Pants" because of the colorful pants he liked to wear during performances at the Kenney from masterstrack.com

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Dec. 15, 2009

The ever-athletic Leon Joslin turns 98 March 27, and is somewhat of a celebrity resident at The Kenney. He trained and competed with his pals President Gerald Ford in 7th grade through high school, and both Jesse Owens and future University of Washington basketball coach “Tippy” Dye at Ohio State.

They still call Joslin "Mr. Fancy Pants" at his West Seattle retirement residence ever since he had bright color stripes sewn into two pairs of his pants. He just wowed the Kenney residents and staff Friday, Dec. 11, on stage during their Christmas pageant.

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