Robert was a loving father, grandfather, husband and friend. He was a talented golfer who excelled at all hobbies he pursued. He ran the New York and Boston marathons, obtained a pilot’s license, and could tackle any home improvement project. His favorite things included his family, a round of golf, a good book and a perfect Manhattan.
Born in Jamaica, New York, Robert was then raised in Honesdale, Pennsylvania with his 4 brothers on a family farm. Robert studied Chemistry at Fairleigh Dickinson University then returned to New York to live and work.
He met his wife Mary while working in computer sales for IBM in New York City and they’ve been happily married for 45 years. After 2 years of marriage, they held a 4th of July Leiss Family Reunion at their first house. The tradition continued and grew over the course of 43 years.
Robert is survived by his wife, Mary Sennett, and his 5 children, Jessica, Philip (Charlene), Katie (Tim Neider), Robert (Jenny Cheng), and Anna (Sam Bydlon). He is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 3 of his brothers, William, Gary, and Philip.
People who knew him will always remember his kindness, patience and easy smile.
Services will be private. Donations may be made in Robert’s name to a charity of your choice.
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