It is hard to express the appreciation I have for the outpouring of sympathy my family and I have received following the death of my husband, Les Leibovitch. He was a tireless teacher, community volunteer, and friend to many. So many organizations, such as Retired Teachers, Livermore Police Department, Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department and Community Emergency Response Team, were represented at his funeral, along with family, neighbors and congregants, that it was basically standing room only, and some were even turned away for lack of parking space. Many traveled from Southern California, Arizona and Washington. On-duty firefighters even showed up with a fire engine. Les would have been so pleased.

I have received emails, phone calls, accolades, numerous cards and stories from around the world. All of your love, help, and support has been overwhelming. Our sons JB and Allen, and Rabbi Milder, have been especially worthy of praise for their efforts. Les suffered from a dementia that robbed him of the enjoyment of life recently. I wish he had known how much he was admired and how much he is missed. This has left a big hole in my heart, but I know his legacy will go on to inspire all of you. Your comments to me each time we meet show how you are following his example of giving time and commitment for the betterment of our community and the upcoming generations. Thank you.