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Leon’s grandson Harry has a friend named Alex who drew a beautiful picture he calls Saint Leon’s Dragon. Please click on the thumbnail below to see the full-size picture. I’m sure there’s a great story to go with this, and I hope to hear it is soon so I can pass it on. Uncle Dave […]

Leon with Harry


Taken on October 5, 2002. Click for a full-size picture.

Please join us in a memorial service to honor the life of Leon Winer on Saturday October 10, 2009 at 11:00 AM at the Gleason Funeral Home, 149-20 Northern Blvd, Flushing NY 11254. 718-359-6300. Map.

On 3/29/05 I did an interview with Leon in the kitchen of the house in Queens. On 5/2/05 I did an interview with both my parents in a Bayside restaurant. We talk about idea processors, Macs, eBay, buying and selling online.

On September 29, 2000 they wrote: “Your employer may be big, it may be bureaucratic, it may seem as if your voice could never be heard beyond the confines of your own office. But if you ask Leon Winer, he’ll tell you: You can make a difference when it comes to your retirement plan. Winer […]

Leon lived to be 80 years old which we were not sure would happen. His health was quite precarious at times and he was at risk of dying at least 2 other times in his life. Leon was born in Roumania in 1929 to Russian parents, Sima and Baruch.  He was a rather sickly child […]

I spent most of last week in NY, visiting my parents. My father has been gravely ill, and as it turns out this was my last visit to see him. On Saturday morning, yesterday, he died. He’s had a long decline and plenty of time to prepare for the end. This week we talked honestly […]