Leland L. Blanding III, 75, formerly of Camillus, passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at his home in Hayes, Virginia surrounded by his family. A native of Syracuse, Lee joined the Marine Corps at the age of 16, served a tour of duty in Korea, and was a drill instructor at Paris Island as well as a Marine Corps recruiter in Syracuse. He was a recipient of the Good Conduct Medal. Lee held a public office seat in the State of New York and was a former police commissioner in Camillus. His real passion was in the company he co-owned, building Crest Manor Homes in Israel and throughout the State of Virginia. Lee had a great love for the outdoors, the beauty of nature, and enjoyed fishing trips with his son to the Thousand Islands on the Canadian border, which includes some of the greatest fishing in the world. Lee was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, leaving behind a legacy of accomplishments and achievements earned with an unparalleled combination of dignity, drive and respect for all of those around him. Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Beverly; daughters and son-in-law, Kelly Cutrone and Allison and Jimmy Turk; son and daughter-in-law, Leland and Suzanne Blanding IV; granddaughters, Taylor, Lindsey, Jordan, Katherine, Alana, Peyton, Ava and Reagan. Services will be private. Contributions may be made in Lee’s name to Riverside Walter Reed Hospital, P.O. Box 1130, Gloucester, VA 23061.