Leon H. Klingher
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SARASOTA, FL- Leon H. Klingher, also known as “Buddy,” died suddenly on Saturday, April 5. He was the son of Morris Klingher and Anna Klingher, of Haverstraw, NY.

Mr. Klingher graduated from New York University and Fordham Law School and practiced law in Rockland County for more than 30 years. He was very active in his community, first as a town justice and later as Haverstraw Town Attorney.

Mr. Klingher was instrumental in the creation of the Village of Pomona, NY, in 1967, which helped ensure the village retained its rural character and self-government. He retired at the age of 57 to spend his days traveling, skiing, sailing, and gardening, and generally enjoying life. He had a second home in Wilmington, VT, and later in the University Park section of Sarasota where he leaves many longtime friends.

Mr. Klingher was predeceased in 2006 by his loving wife, Bobbi, with whom he shared over 52 wonderful years of marriage. His last years were spent very happily with Phyllis Hurwitz, of Wayland, MA.

He lived life to the fullest, the way he wanted, and will be remembered by his family and friends as “one of a kind.” He is survived by his children, Michael, of Weston, CT; Beth, of New Haven, CT; and Adam, of Deerfield, IL; as well as grandchildren, Laura and Sam Klingher, Ben, Nathan and Natalie Klingher, and Hannah and Noah Lifset.

Services will be private.
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