Dr. Leon A. Weiss, 88, of Longmeadow, died Sept. 13. He was the husband of Janet (Aronson) Weiss for 61 years. A native of New York City, he was the son of the late Morris and Rose Weiss. He was a graduate of Townsend Harris High School. He attended the City College of New York and graduated from New York University College of Dentistry with a DDS in 1946. He completed graduate fellowships in both Periodontics and Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. After serving in the army as a dentist, he practiced dentistry in Springfield for 50 years, retiring in 2000. He was also an Adjunct Dental Professor at both Tufts and Harvard Dental Schools. He was on the staff of Wesson Hospital, a member of the Valley District Dental Society, and was a longtime congregant of Temple Beth El. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Richard Weiss and his wife, Meryl, of New York City; a daughter, Marjorie Weiss Patkin and her husband, Randall, of Swampscott; a sister, Naomi Bowman of Van Nuys, Calif; and grandchildren, Brooke and Alexander Patkin and Matthew and Loren Weiss. Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Beth El, 979 Dickinson Street, Springfield, MA 01108.


Raquel “Rockie” Fay Singer

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