Allan W. McLeod Jr.

Jan 11, 2013

Enjoyed Retirement

MAGGIE VALLEY — Allan W. McLeod Jr., 69, of 217 Club Crest Dr., passed away  Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at his home.

He was born in Goffstown, New Hampshire, the son of the late Allan W. and Katherine Engle McLeod.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, C. Donald McLeod, and sisters, Judy Beauregard and Susan Berry.  He graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1965 and enjoyed a career in magazine print publishing that included Horticulture Magazine of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society in  Boston, Hearst magazines, and Newsweek in New York City.  His Newsweek International assignment included living abroad in Japan and traveling throughout the Orient and Europe.  After retirement, he worked part time with the US Census Bureau and served on the board of Maggie Valley Country Club Estates Property Owners Association.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Yuko Kawakuri McLeod; sisters, Barbara Murphy of E. Longmeadow, Massachusetts, and her twin, Ellen Mabie, of Tacoma, Washington.  Allan is also survived by many nieces and nephews and their children.

A memorial service and interment will be held in the spring in Marion, Massachusetts.  A remembrance reception is planned in Maggie Valley in mid-February for friends in North Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Allan W. McLeod Jr. to the Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA  23060-9979 or online at

Wells Funeral Homes and Cremation Services of Waynesville is in charge of local arrangements.  An online memorial register is available at