Jon LeClair — North Port, Fla.

Jon LeClair, 47, of North Port, Fla., passed Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, peacefully in his wife's arms at home.

He was born Nov. 15, 1965, in Sioux Falls, S.D., to Jack F. and Sherry LeClair.

Jon was a caring, creative, generous, loving individual who enjoyed making others smile and be surprised. At a young age, he was inspired by magic and went on to be a professional magician. He is the author of the bestselling magic book, "The Art of Invisible Thread," which was later translated to French.He married the love of his life, Kuniko Yamamoto on May 5, 1992.

He is survived by his loving wife, Kuniko; his parents, Jack F. and Pam LeClair and Sherry and Milford Garness; his brother and his wife, Jack K. and Lynn LeClair; nieces, Rikki and Jacki LeClair; nephew, John Keith LeClair; aunts and uncles, George and Kathy Arnold and Jean and Robert Schnider; and cousins.

The memorial service was held Saturday, Sept. 14, at McKee Funeral Home in North Port, Fla.