I am Leo's first cousin, daughter of Robert. I have a picture of him and his brothers during the war. He must have been a wonderful person.
I hadn't seen him in years. There are few truly good men. He was one.I truly looked up to him. I feel sorrow for his families loss, and joy for the time they spent with him.
Connie and family...I just heard of Leo's passing and send my sincere condolences to you all.
Grandpa, I will miss you everyday. You meant the world to me. I am so grateful for everything you did for us kids growing up and even as adults. I will see you in heaven.
It was my great good fortune to work for Leo in the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office, where he was a model for public service: fair, decent, hard-working, totally honest, humble, and compassionate. He modernized that office with technology, specialization, and consistency. He put a new priority on children's and family issues and on victims of crime. He hired and promoted female attorneys to a degree not previously seen in prosecutors' offices. He professionalized his Bureau of Investigation. He maintained his office's traditions of being vigorous and apolitical. A rare and truly fine man.
To my wonderful Godfather; Thank You for being a strong influence in my life. To my Wonderful Godmother; My prayer and thoughts are with you. Much love, Jon Dee Wright
Connie and family... Back in the 60's/70's I remember being the 'senior' kid on Lorenzen Drive...the 'block' as we knew it. We were all growing up and being challenged daily by all the craziness that was going on around us. Growing up during those years was not easy... But, all of us were guided by our wonderful parents as best they could during ever changing and tumultuous times. Leo was one of those parents...always steady, firm, kind, and a great example for all of us...thank you, Leo! I send you my best and wish you peace during this sad time... God bless you.
Leo always welcomed me to their home with kindness, exuberance and an avid interest in what I had been up to. He was a great conversationalist and a wonderful man & father. I feel honored to have known him for over 40 years. He will be greatly missed.
RIP, Leo. I knew him way back when he was a Deputy DA and then in his later years as a fellow Lion. We are saddened to hear of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
Mr. Himmelsbach, you were a great leader in the DA's Office, and a very kind man. After you hired me you learned that your daughter Sharon and I together worked at the Perfect Blend and you kindly spoke to me about it. Your gentle spirit lives on. Thank you and R.I.P.
Cherie Bourlard, DDA.
Leo and I served together for a few years as Deputy District Attorneys and later and briefly sparred in an election campaign (he won). We remained good friends over the years. He was a lawyer of reason and integrity who loved his family and the law. My sympathy to the family- we will all miss Leo.
Judge Jack Komar (ret.)
The Himmelsbach Family was part of our Willow Glen community for over 50 years. We will miss Leo. Our prayers are with his family.
Bob and Sally Beste
Leo was such a kind and loving man. He was generous beyond material things. Generous with his love, time, spirit and home. I always felt cared for and welcome in his home. He will be dearly missed.
As a friend to his daughter, I was always in awe of Mr. Himmelsbach. My thoughts are with the family.
It was my pleasure to work with Leo as a lawyer, as a Judge and friend. Leo was always a gentleman and represented the best of the legal profession in all he did. He will be missed.
Justice Edward A. Panelli, Ret.