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A veteran of the fight to take a Pacific atoll in World War II, he fought for the return of Marines’ remains and to restore a beach as “hallowed ground.”
GUZMAN - FORBES - Leon ard. 75, passed away August 3rd. Born in NYC, raised in New Rochelle, resident of Brooklyn. Retired after 25 years with Social Services. A Renaissance man who participated in the arts and politics. A member of the Sons of the Revolution, W.W. II army veteran, and graduate of Columbia and Fordham. Survived by longtime companion, Cecil Kimberley and brother Robert. Cremation and burial at sea.
KLEIN--Leon, of Boynton Beach, Florida, passed away December 13, 2006 after a long and valiant fight against Parkinsons disease. Beloved husband of Alice, devoted and beloved father of Ted, Doreen (David) and Adam, loving grandfather of David, Alyssa, Alison and Lauren.
Unable to use his right hand, he performed pieces written for left hand only, conducted and taught. Years later, he made a triumphant two-handed comeback.
They boiled sap at the family farm, groomed the ski slopes and played country music. The brothers died of the novel coronavirus, which also sickened many in their extended family.
His primary subjects were his family and friends, the many glories of London, and old master paintings in the National Gallery.
He drew songs from Tin Pan Alley, the Delta blues and other sources. In the late 1970s, he introduced them to the “Saturday Night Live” crowd.
A Nobel laureate who deepened science’s understanding of the building blocks of matter, he was called “the best ambassador of physics to the general public since Einstein.”
A collector and self-taught scholar, Mr. Leon was best known for his devotion to the work of the artist Rosie Lee Tompkins.
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