ROBBINSVILLE - Richard D. Leber, Sr., 77, of Robbinsville, and Kissimmee, Fla. passed away on Monday, May 13, 2013, at Cooper Medical Center in Camden.
Born in Trenton, Dick attended Hamilton High School and graduated in 1953. He was captain of the 1953 Group 3 NJ State Champion Basketball team. Following graduation from Muhlenberg College in 1957, he played baseball with the Philadelphia Phillies minor league teams in Salt Lake City and Brunswick, Ga. From 1959 to 1962 he played basketball with the Trenton Colonials. Starting in 1957, he spent the next seven years teaching in the science department at Steinert High School. While at Steinert, he coached freshmen basketball and varsity baseball. The varsity baseball team went on to capture the 1962 Central Jersey Group 3 State Championship. After receiving his master's degree in Guidance and Counseling from Rutgers University in 1965, Dick went on to become the Director of Guidance at Bordentown Regional High School. Following his years at Bordentown, he worked as a Higher Educational Consultant for numerous colleges and universities. Due to his love of sports, Dick was a member of the IAABO 193 where he officiated high school and college basketball for over 20 years. He officiated in the American Basketball Association from 1974 to 1976. In 1981, Dick founded Educational Travel Tours, Inc., a family owned and operated student tour business, where he served as president for 31 years.
Predeceased by his parents, George and Clara (Schisler) Leber, his brothers, George and Milton Leber, his sisters, Mildred Weinmann, Ruth Woodington and Elinor Gabriel, he is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jean (Carson) Leber; son, Richard D. Leber, Jr. and his wife, Dru Leber, son, Dennis J. Leber, son, Ronald D. Leber, and daughter, Dr. Sandra Leber. He is survived by six grandchildren and their spouses, six great- grandchildren, a brother-in-law, Raymond W. Carson and his wife, Roberta Carson, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are private and under the direction of the Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ 08690. Family and friends may call on Thursday, May 23, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at the Saul Colonial Home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a