HOWARD R. LEIBOWITZ
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LEIBOWITZ, Howard R. Of Jamaica Plain, suddenly on Sunday, December 27, 2015, at age 63. Former Director of Intergovernmental Relations for the City of Boston. For 29 years, the beloved husband of Constance Jane Doty. Dear son of Laurie (Berman) Leibowitz and the late Sumner Leibowitz. Devoted brother of Steven, Laurence and Peter Leibowitz and his wife Allison. Loving Uncle to his five nieces, Dylan, Shayna, Brooke, Chaia and Rachel Leibowitz. Funeral services and burial are private at the request of the family. A public Memorial Service for Howard's friends and colleagues will be announced shortly. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Project Bread, 145 Border Street, East Boston, MA 02128; or Commonwealth Tenant Task Force, 35 Fidelis Way, Brighton, MA 02135; or Mayors Against Illegal Guns www.everytown.org.

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Conny, Howard was a true force for the betterment of society. He was always helpful to me when I was Chair of the Crossroads Family Shelter and in my days at Hilton. I will miss his kindness and he will be in our prayers! Bert James
Bert James
February 4, 2016
Conny -
I'm so sorry for your loss. Howard's life was truly a Mitzvah. The world is a much better place because of him. May his memory be a blessing for you.
Arline Isaacson
January 2, 2016
Laura Wilker
December 31, 2015
Oh Conny! So very sad to hear the news of your husband's passing! My thoughts are with you.
Best regards,
Joan Cirillo
December 29, 2015
Very sad to learn of Howard's passing. We were classmates at Brandeis and I knew I could always count on him to help on my reunion committee, including the most recent, last year, which I co-chaired. My condolences to his family.
Betsy Sarason Pfau
December 29, 2015
You always made me smile.
Jeff Lipsitt
December 29, 2015
I am deeply saddened by Howard's passing, so many celebrate his life in public service, connected with each other by him. His corner office at city hall, 9th floor, the site of so many introductions, collaborations, partnerships and good for the city and its people. I revered his understated brilliance in bringing together people and getting everyone's talent out in front and making working together a joyful habit. He'd put together a room of policy wonks, speech writers, advance people, event specialists and make it all work, deflecting any credit, a mirror shining our collective light. It will always shine brightly Howard thanks to you. To Conny and his family, my thoughts are with you during this time. He made us all feel unique, loved and supported. I will miss him dearly.
Jake Sullivan
December 28, 2015
Howard led a mission driven life and was a friend to all.
He left the world a better place. We remember when he won the election for Democratic State Committeeman from Jamaica Plain. Marion and I went to his victory party to show our support for him. He was truly for the people. We will miss him in our neighborhood in JP and stand united in purpose with his passion for helping people. Thank you Howard for everything you have done. You made a difference. You are missed.
Jeri Levitt
December 28, 2015
I was so, so sorry to hear about the death of Howard, whom I've known since our days at Brandeis. He was a wonderful friend, advisor, mentor, and all around incredible person. I am very, very sad. My condolences to his wife Conny and his family, as well as his legions of friends. Rest in peace - may your memory be a blessing.
Sandi Charton
December 28, 2015

Very sad indeed. May his soul be bound up in the Bond of Life and may the memories of his dedication to his family and friends, to Brandeis and his work, serve as an inspiration and comfort to all who knew him. """"
Steven Greene
December 28, 2015
Howard was devoted to public service. He will be missed by all those who came in contact with him over the years. May he rest in peace.
Carol Donovan. retired State Representative Woburn
Carol Donovan
December 28, 2015
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