Paul William Leonberger, 67, of Rochester, NY passed away on September 23, 2021, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester after a lengthy illness.
Born in Buffalo, NY, August 10, 1954, Paul was the son of the late William and Jean (Leininger) Leonberger.
After graduating as the valedictorian of his high school class Paul pursued his higher education at Buffalo State. He enjoyed his work as a registered dietitian with Kirkhaven Nursing Facility and at the ARC of Monroe. Paul is remembered as a quiet, gentle spirit who developed a fondness for Black Lake as a child. His family vacationed there when he was young and, as an adult, Paul returned to the North Country to build a home of his own on the lake where he enjoyed the simple pleasures of gardening, antiquing, cooking, and fishing.
Paul leaves behind his husband of ten years, Charles Lytle, sister Susan Raslawsky, brother, Gary (Pam) Leonberger, sister-in-law, Linda (Vincent) Lyons, stepchildren Erin (Andy) Martin, Dr. Megan Lytle (Patrick Flint), and six grandchildren. Paul was preceded in death by Granddaughter, Zoey, and brother-in-law, James Lytle. Paul will also be missed by his many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Paul’s life will take place at 12:30pm, on October 17, 2021, at Durand Eastman Country Club, 1200 Kings Highway, Rochester, NY.
Paul loved animals. He was especially fond of boxers and lovingly raised and spoiled several during his lifetime. Donations may be made in Paul’s honor to Lollipop Farm, lollipopfarm.org, 99 Victor Rd. Fairport, NY 14450.
My trips back to Rochester will not be the same without having dinner with you and Charlie. We had many times filled with laughter.
Paul you will be greatly missed.
It has been many years since our contact, me working in and out of Rochester, how times flies… Never will I forget your friendship, my thoughts and prayers to your family.
Paul was such a gentle soul. I’m glad I had the honor of knowing him. He will be missed.
I worked with Paul for many years at Kirkhaven. He was always very kind and supportive to me. To Paul’s family – I am so very sorry for your loss!
As president/CEO of Kirkhaven I recall fondly Paul’s dedication, expertise and leadership overseeing the food & nutrition department for many years. He was both professional and fun to work with. My condolences to his family…….rest in peace Paul.
I was sadden to learn of your passing my dear friend, but also blessed and thankful that our paths had crossed so many years ago during our employment in Buffalo. Although you have journeyed on to another city to join up with love ones that have gone before you – you are not far – for your friendship will always remains close to my heart. Peace be with you my friend.