JONATHAN LEIGH
1931 - 2020
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LEIGH--Jonathan, President of the Long Island Hearing & Speech Society from 1984-2016, pioneer, philanthropist, visionary. Your efforts have resulted in continuous success and expansion in patient care and clinical services. Jonathan joined the Board of the Long Island Hearing & Speech Society in 1977 and served as Vice President until 1984, at which time he became President. The Long Island Hearing & Speech Society was founded in 1952 by his parents, Jean and N. Joseph Leigh, as a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to the care of children with hearing and speech difficulties in Metro New York and Long Island. Without his leadership and outreach to our kind and generous donors, this program would not have stayed in existence. Jonathan Leigh has been a Trustee of the Northwell Health System since 1985. Our condolences to his wife, Bobbie, and their children, Alison and Joseph, and their families.


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Published in New York Times on Nov. 22, 2020.
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November 25, 2020
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November 25, 2020
Hello dear Bobbie and everyone,
We all hold such amazing memories about Jonathan, he affected so many of our lives with his “way of being” amongst each of us. Never without a stimulating conversation, Jonathan had a gentle way of amazing us with his world wide adventures and love of life, always related with gusto and humility, never from pride but quiet accomplishment. You needed to ask Jonathan first, before he revealed his latest adventures, his explorations reflecting his love of life, his arms out reaching to everyone.
I join family & friends in missing him, and send Bobbie my biggest hug to keep her protected in her time of grief, covered in a cloak of loving memories.
With my sadness as well,
Joyce




Joyce Petschek
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November 24, 2020
As Program Director of the Long Island Hearing & Speech Society for twenty-three years, I had the privilege of observing the dedication and caring involvement of Jonathan Leigh and his family. Their foundation has made a significant contribution in rehabilitating the lives of thousands of individuals with speech and language impairment.
Gloria Boyd
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November 23, 2020
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November 23, 2020
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Elizabeth Tylawsky
November 22, 2020
Please except my deepest sympathies to you and your family at this time of grieving. May God be with you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Simone Taylor
November 21, 2020
I remember a kid named Jonathan Leigh when I went to Brant Lake Camp in 1940. He was my bunkmate and I always remembered him as the nicest boy. It is odd that his name came up in my memory recently and now I see an obituary, and I think this is the same person. My condolences.
Paul Silverstone
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November 20, 2020
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Warren King
November 20, 2020
Dear Bobbie,
Dale & I remember Jonathan from our years together at 1125 Park Avenue. We are sorry for your loss. He was a terrific guy.
Dale & Doug Anderson
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November 20, 2020
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S Mazonson
November 19, 2020
A great true gentleman always a good listener will be greatly missed.
JOEL POLLICK
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