LEON DEUTSCH
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DEUTSCH--Judge Leon, of Monroe Township, NJ, passed away on June 28, 2020, at the age of 96. Judge Deutsch retired in 1990 after serving as a Judge in Family Court, Kings County since 1975. He continued serving as a Judicial Hearing Officer until 2009. From 1950 to 1975, he held positions in the New York State Supreme Court, Kings County. He was active in the Jewish War Veterans and volunteered with many charitable and community organizations. After service in the U.S. Army during WW II, Leon graduated Brooklyn College in 1946 and received his law degree from St. John's University in 1947. He was a lover of natural beauty and history, and cherished his travels all over the world with his wife, Sylvia. He was a lover of books and of words, and was known for elegant prose in his decisions and homilies at family events. He enjoyed classical music, Broadway, ballet, opera, and art. Judge Deutsch is survived by his wife of 73 years, Sylvia, his sons Jack, of Staten Island, NY (Michelle Deutsch), Nathaniel, of Washington, DC, and Jeremy, of Bayside, NY (Wendy Goldman), and his beloved grandchildren, Steven, Lauren, Alexander (Madeline), Jason, and Russell. A graveside service will be limited to the immediate family. Donations in Leon's memory may be made to Congregation Etz Chaim, Monroe Township, NJ, or the Jewish National Fund.


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Published in New York Times on Jun. 30, 2020.
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July 1, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow Sylvia. Please accept my sincere condolences. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Tony Patrissi
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June 30, 2020
Please except my deepest sympathies to you and your family at this time of grieving.
Simone Taylor
June 30, 2020
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June 30, 2020
Our deepest sympathies go out to Hon. Sylvia S. Deutsch and her family. May Leon rest in peace.
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June 30, 2020
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Karyn Vampotic
June 30, 2020
I cherish the relationship our families had for so much of my childhood. Leon was truly a gentle lion, with his presence, compassion, intellect and passion. His passing leaves a hole in the universe. Love to family he cherished so strongly. I know you will have memories that will be shared among you and your circles for the rest of your lives.
Karyn Vampotic
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June 30, 2020
I always loved Leon who was a true blue friend to the Rampell family. I can remember him in my earliest memories, in New Hampshire, around 1960. At Hank & Hanna's bungalow colony in Bethlehem, and on through my life. Even at Hawaii, where Leon and Sylvia visited aboard an ocean liner on one of their many global jaunts. I fondly remember two peregrinations I shared with them, my parents and their sons, Jeremy, Nat and Jackie (who whipped out a pen knife to protect us from wild moose at a Yellowstone river!). In 1963 and 1970 the Rampells drove cross country with the Deutsches, which was quite a continental odyssey! The first time in separate cars, the second time in the same station wagon, with Jerry and I riding shotgun in the bumpy back. Leon was a stalwart, a man of conviction, a devoted family man and as said, a real friend. He was the only one who ever referred to me and his boys as "the lads", which I always found to be endearing and amusing. Losing Leon is like losing a touching touchstone. My very warmest "aloha nui loa" to Syl, Jerry, Nat and Jack. Lee shall be missed... Aloha oe, Leon: Farewell, to thee, true friend.
Eddie Rampell
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