Dr. Robert "Bob" Leather

Chatham, New York

Jan 31, 1928 – Feb 4, 2020 (Age 92)


January 31, 1928
February 4, 2020
Chatham, New York


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Leather, Dr. Robert "Bob" CHATHAM Dr. Robert "Bob" Leather, 92, passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, in Chatham. Born in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late Percy K. and Conchita (Morcillo) Leather. Bob attended R.P.I. for his B.S. in mechanical engineering in 1948 and Albany Medical...

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I trained under Dr. Leather at AMCH from 1979 - 1984. He was a genius! His thinking and understanding of vascular surgery was many decades ahead of his time. When Vascular Surgeons from around the country and world came to visit AMCH to learn about InSitu SVBG, they frequently attended & participated in Resident Teaching Conferences. What I learned was that Dr. Leather had no peers. He taught us things that other renown experts were not even thinking about. He was a brilliant...

Dr Leather not only a great vascular surgeon but a kind and generous gentlemen. To the entirety Leather family your in my thoughts and prayers.

Dear Jonathan, Catherine, Gregory, and Geoffrey,
I was sorry to read of your Dad's passing. It has been a long time since you were growing up in Delmar. I was principal of St. Thomas School and Fr. Daley was pastor part of the time. I told him about Robert's passing. He is retired and lives in Latham where he celebrates Mass at our Lady of the assumption Church.
Both of us knew Mardi well and Father celebrated her Mass a few years ago.
Know that you are in our thoughts and...

Dr. Leather had a lasting impact on me and as is the case with any impactful mentor his work and teaching remain an integral part of what I as a vascular surgeon do on a daily basis. He had a rare dignity consistent with his professionalism. His legacy remains.

Our deepest condolences to Carolyn and to the entire family.

Our relationship goes back almost 60 years to training days at Albany Medical Center.

Lynn and Gil Wildstein

Eternal Affection Arrangement- BASKET INCLUDED

It was an honor to work with Dr. Leather for so many years in the Operating Room. He will be soely missed.

It was an honor to work with Dr. Leather for so many years in the Operating Room. He will be soely missed.

The Doctor was a very good friend of my father John Geurtze. We did many bbq's at the Leather home. My father passed 2 years ago, hope the doctor and him are toasting with their Manhattans! May he Rest In Peace.