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Fritzner "Fritz" Leon
June 9, 1937 - October 31, 2020
Service Date: November 8, 2020
In Lieu of Flowers: Project Lifesaver
Obituaries » Fritzner "Fritz" Leon
Fritzner “Fritz” Leon passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 31st 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Fritz was born and raised in Port Au Prince, Haiti. He attended medical school in Belgium and Nicaragua before coming to the United States. Fritz began his career at Doctor’s Hospital on Staten Island before moving on to become the Director of Hematology at both Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan and Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens for many years before retiring.
After retiring, Fritz became a professional grandfather, devoting his life to help raising his grandchildren. Whether he was picking them up from school, hanging out or watching them during one of their many activities, Fritz was always smiling and relishing his time with Tyler, Chanel, Adam, Brandon, Gavin, Connor, Jacob, Sienna and Jaxon. You would be hard pressed to find a picture of Fritz without one of them in it.
He was a long time member of Our Lady of the Lake R.C. Church in Verona.
Fritz was pre-deceased by his wife, Antoinette who passed away in 1990.
Survivors include his sons: Leonard Rivers, Fritz L. Leon, Gary Rivers and Sean Leon; his daughters: Donna Leon, Lisa Rivers, Nicole Leon-Horton and her husband, Gerald “Chris”, Jennifer Leon and Christina Leon Pruzansky and her husband, Gregg. Fritz’s brothers and sisters include: Maude, Colette, Bob, Alourdes, Ena, Mona, Ghislaine, Clarke, Claude, Adelyne & Anne Marie. He was the proud grandfather of 19 grandchildren and 2 great-granddaughters, Jolie and Niyla and he was happy to know that one more is on the way! Fritz is also survived by his dear cousins: Evelyne and Serge.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service at 10:00a.m. on Saturday, November 7th 2020 at Calvary Temple. 1111 Preakness Avenue, Wayne, New Jersey 07470. Visiting hours are on Friday from 4:00-7:00p.m. at the Par-Troy Funeral Home 95 Parsippany Road, Parsippany (973) 887-3235. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to Project Lifesaver. www.projectlifesaver.org
Project Lifesaver International 815 Battlefield Blvd South Chesapeake, VA 23322
Following current Covid-19 guidelines, masks and social distancing are required at both the viewing and funeral service. The family acknowledges and understands that many are still uncomfortable to attend public gatherings and will be unable to attend the visitation. We ask that you keep the family in your thoughts and prayers during this time.