Leonard Geller

Geller, Leonard, 89, of Greenwich Farms, Warwick, died Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at home. He was the beloved husband of Esther (Friedman) Geller for 67 years. Born in Brooklyn, NY, a son of the late Harry and Rose (Wasserman) Geller, he had lived in Warwick for 1 1/2 years, previously residing in Rockville Centre, NY. Leonard served in the Navy in WWII, then attended Brooklyn College on the GI bill, graduating in 1948. That year, as captain of the Math Team, he won the individual and team William Lowell Putnam awards in mathematics. He then graduated MIT in 1951, where he received his Doctoral Degree in Mathematics from his mentor, Dr. Norbert Weiner. He had a career as a nuclear engineer and consulted internationally. After retiring, he joined his wife in their rare and antiquarian book business, Elgen Books. A quiet scholar, Leonard was never happier than when surrounded by his family and his books. Devoted father of Mark Geller and his wife Jocelyn of Colorado Springs, CO, Joshua Geller and his wife Anna of Beacon, NY and Naomi (Geller) Lipsky and her husband Edward Haskell of Johnston. Dear brother of the late Edward Geller, Frances Klausner, Bertha Morgenstern and Gladys Klein. Loving grandfather of Aaron, Julia, Hannah, David and Tenzin. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in TEMPLE AM DAVID, 40 Gardiner St., Warwick. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1 Battery Park Plaza, 25th floor, New York, NY 10004-1405. Shiva will be observed at the Lipsky & Haskell residence, 7 Juniper Lane, Johnston from Thursday afternoon through Wednesday morning.  Visitors are welcome, kashrut is observed.

1 Comment

  1. rabbiliberow
    Aug 31, 2014

    To the entire Geller family,
    Sorry to hear of the passing.May his pure soul live on through, the wonderful legacy he left.
    Rabbi Liberow,
    Chabad Colorado Springs.

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