Leitten, Richard A.
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Henrietta: Sunday June 23rd 2013 at age 77. Predeceased by his
Parents, Carl and Mary; Brother, Carl. A loving father, Dick is survived by his Beloved Wife of 45 years, Nancy; Children, Richard (Kristin), Carl (Melissa), Mary Ann (Robert) Rietveld, Margaret (Thomas) Bowen, Andrew (Brittany); Grand children, Abigail, Hannah, Jack, Daniel, Rachel, Patrick, Emily, Liam, Ethan, Gabrielle, Hayden;
Brothers, James and David; Sisters, Mary, Teresa and Beth.
Dick devoted his life to loving and caring for his family. He was a deeply spiritual and holy man. Those close to him were extremely blessed, and always able to look forward to Dick generously offering his seasonal specialties of hand-picked strawberry jam, unique Christmas wreaths, homemade pickles and most importantly his hand written, wisdom filled greeting cards.
Dick's academic pursuits brought him to the University of Notre Dame (Class of '57) in South Bend, IN where he received a BA in Great Books, as well as an MA in Mathematics. He entered the Jesuit Seminary in 1957, which led him to a faculty position at McQuaid Jesuit H.S. teaching Math and Greek. His professional journey continued for 3 decades with Bausch and Lomb where he became Director of M.I.S.
Dick retired in 1997 which allowed him to attend daily mass, grandchildren's birthday parties, make use of his Notre Dame season tickets, trout fishing boundary waters in Minnesota, cultivating his numerous gardens and flower beds while always generously giving to his community. His life was one of faith and service to God. He gave much, asked for little in return, and always kept his priorities in clear order. May his sacred beliefs of God, family, country, and Notre Dame remain with us forever. Go Irish! Richard A. Leitten pray for us.
Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 4-7 PM at Miller Funeral Home (3325 Winton Road South). Dick's Mass of Catholic Burial will be private. Contributions may be directed to the Carmelite Monastery (1931 Jefferson Rd. Pittsford, NY 14534). For directions or to leave a message for his family, visit: www.Miller1889.com
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on June 25, 2013