Lenny was born February 27, 1954. He attended St. Catharine Grade School and Western Hills High School, graduating in 1972.
Lenny joined the Cincinnati Private Police Association as a Private Police Officer in 1974. He was elected president of the organization in 1981 and therefore its Chief. Having been re-elected through 2008, he was the longest sitting Chief in the history of the almost-century-old association.
He also worked fulltime and retired as a clerk in the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts.
In retirement, his voice could be heard on WAIF radio as he served as disc jockey for big band era music.
Several maladies befell Chief Carbonia, and he moved into the Woodcrest Nursing Home. On October 25, 2022 with a serious infection, he was admitted to St. Elizabeth ICU. By October 30th he was well enough to go into a regular room, but he took another downturn by November 5th. On November 7th, he was placed in hospice care and died on November 10, 2022 at the age of 68.
He was predeceased by his wife of sixteen years, Cathy Fugazzi-Carbonia (August 2020), and brother, Roger Miller. Chief Carbonia is survived by his son, Vincent Carbonia.
Visitation will be held 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at the Swindler and Currin Funeral Home in Independence. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Burial will follow at St. Cecelia Cemetery in Independence.
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