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Richard A. Leuenberger

Born: Tue., Aug. 14, 1951
Died: Wed., Mar. 14, 2012


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Mon., Mar. 26, 2012
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Mon., Mar. 26, 2012
Location: LaRobardiere
Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Tue., Mar. 27, 2012
Location: LaRobardiere
Funeral Home, Inc.

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Richard A. Leuenberger, 60, of Mexico passed away unexpectedly on March 14, 2012 in Karlsruhe, Germany. He was born August 14, 1951 a son of Ernest and Elizabeth Lock Leuenberger. Dick started his nuclear energy career in the US Navy working on nuclear powered submarines and worked almost 30 years at Nine Mile Point with Constellation Energy, as a Chemistry Technician. He married the former Janice Bentley, September 15, 1979 in Camden, NY. Dick enjoyed running, cross-country skiing, fishing, biking, gardening, his family and his dogs. People will miss seeing him running and walking in the Mexico area.
Surviving besides his wife are three daughters, Danelle & Michael Early, Clifton, VA, Michelle Leuenberger, Karlsruhe, Germany, Kimberly & John Westfall, Nashville, Arkansas, two granddaughters, Britney and Kristen Westfall, five brothers, Ernest & Louise, Canyon Lake, CA, Robert & Dawn, Annsville, NY, Gary, Millbury, MA Ronald, Fairview Park, OH, James & Marlene Leuenberger, Milford, NJ, two sisters, Linda Smith, Rome, NY, Ann & Richard Price, Camden, NY, several nieces, nephews along with three faithful canine companions, Lila, Sadie, and Kato.
Funeral services will be held 10:00am Tuesday from the LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Monday from 2-4, 7-9 pm at the funeral home 109 Main St. Camden, NY. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Friends of Forest Park, Camden, NY.
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Darlene Sorendo
   Posted Fri March 23, 2012
My deepest sympathy for your unimaginable loss. My thoughts and prayers have been with you and the girls these past 2 weeks. It is my understanding that Dick was a tremendous man, husband and father and it is a terrible thing to lose such a person in your life. I pray God would comfort you and guide you through this difficult time.
Most Sincerely,

Pam and Bill Aiken
   Posted Fri March 23, 2012
Jan, sincere sadness hearing about Dick. We are so sorry for you all! We've been praying for strength for you and the girls! If we can do anything for you ever - please let us know. Most sincerely!

bob fiumano
   Posted Fri March 23, 2012
jan and family,
i was shocked to hear that dick passed away in germany.my deepest condolences.i worked with dick for over 24 years in the chem lab @ 9 mile.he was a great guy and a pleasure to work with.we are all going to miss him.
bob fiumano

Dan Cifonell
   Posted Sat March 24, 2012
Please accept my condolence. I am a Senior Reactor Operator and always enjoyed working with Dick. He was always a gentleman and technology sound. I could always count on. I am sad that he will no longer be working with us at Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station. I wish you peace in this sorrowful time.

Daniel Barton
   Posted Sat March 24, 2012
Jan and Family,

You and your entire family are in our prayers.

Daniel and Terry Barton

Stephanie Benavidez
   Posted Sun March 25, 2012
Jan, Michelle, and Danelle,
I am so very sorry about Dick and all my thoughts and prayers are with you . He was such a very kind and considerate man and he sure will be missed! I love you all and I am here when you need me.


Nancy Bombardo
   Posted Sun March 25, 2012
Our deepest sympathy on you loss. Dick was a loving and pleasant man. A man of few words and easy to like.
What a shock. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you and the girls. I think of you often and our prayers are with you and your family.

Nancy and Frank

Barbara Waloven
   Posted Mon March 26, 2012
I am the Admin Assist for the Chemistry Department at Nine Mile Point and worked with Dick for about 10 years. He was a great fellow employee who knew his job very well. He will be deeply missed. I have taken up a collection and will be making a contribution to the Friends of Forest Park in Camden in his honor. Our condolences to you and yours.
Barb Waloven

Joe Maurice
   Posted Mon March 26, 2012
Janice and Family, I want to express my condolences on the loss of your dear one Dick. I was shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. I worked with Dick at Nine Mile as a chemistry technician and will always remember him as hard working and dedicated. I am truely sorry for your loss.

Carolyn Swete
   Posted Mon March 26, 2012
My heart goes out to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers
go out to you and the girls in that you find the strength you need
and find comfort in each other and those around you during this very difficult time.
Carolyn Swete

Joe and Gail Sears
   Posted Mon March 26, 2012
Jan and family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Over 20 years has passed since Dick and I worked on shift together at Nine Mile Point. He had a great sense of humor and was enjoyable to work with. He was very proud of his family and always willing to help his fellow technicians. You are in our prayers at this difficult time.

Joe (and Gail) Sears
Atlanta, GA

Mark and Mary Lougee
   Posted Mon March 26, 2012
Jan, I am so sorry for your loss. I just saw Dick a few weeks ago at Eddie''s and he was excited about going over to Germany to see Michelle. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Roy D. Matteson
   Posted Mon March 26, 2012
I'm saddened by your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Lisa Boscoe
   Posted Tue March 27, 2012
I am so sorry to hear of your loss , My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ,even though i didn''t really no your husband i use to see him running the track behind my house and i would think their is jane''s husband and boy could he run .

Dave Bottorff
   Posted Tue March 27, 2012
I was very sorry to hear that Dick had passed. I worked with him at Nine Mile Point for over 20 years and always enjoyed talking to him. He had a great sense of humor!

Michael Smith
   Posted Wed March 28, 2012
To the Leuenberger Family,

I had the distinct pleasure to work with your husband/father for 28 years at Nine Mile Point. His passing was something that hit us all at Nine Mile hard. He was a genuinely enjoyable person to be around and i always ended up laughing when we parted our ways through out the years. I wanted to share a moment we had EVERY time I'd see him. I would ask so hows dick today? He would always reply well I'm just an old, fat, lazy dick. I would always laugh every time. I wanted to express to you that he was and still is a kind gentle soul and will be sorely missed by everyone....everwhere. God Bless You and may he guide you through these times of sorrow and may Dick continue to shine upon us from above.

Sue Meister Edwards
   Posted Thu March 29, 2012
Dear Jan,
I'm so sorry to hear about Dick. I did not know him, but had heard so many nice things about him from Mom and Dad. I hope you are doing ok and that one of these days we will end up in Napa at the same time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls.

Patty Godfrey
   Posted Wed April 04, 2012
Sorry to hear about the passing of Dick. We lived in New Haven and saw him many, many times running down 104B. I also worked at the plant. My prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family.

Mark Baldwin
   Posted Fri August 05, 2016
My condolences, and very late...just learning of Dick's passing.
I attended two Navy nuclear power schools with Dick in the early '70s
(in MD and NY). He was a very kind friend. I had even spent a weekend at his parent's home and went on a rope swing into a pond (summer of '72). I came across an old letter from him today (sent from USS Billfish to me on the USS South Carolina around Thanksgiving of 1976), and so I "googled" his name. I was so sorry to hear of his passing.
My hope is that his great traits were passed onto his children and grandchildren.
Mark Baldwin
Near Knoxville TN

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