Bruce Joseph Leson

June 23, 1942June 3, 2015

Bruce Joseph Leson, born in Philadelphia, PA, in 1942, passed away on June 3, 2015.

A graduate of Drexel University, Bruce dedicated his life to public service. He spent the majority of his career as financial director for various non-profit organizations including the Jewish Family Service. Bruce was also a tireless volunteer. He taught ESL classes at local community centers, and donated his time and energy to countless organizations, including B'Nai Brith, The Holiday Project, Friends of the Library, and many others.

Judaism was central to Bruce's life. As a Kohayn, he enjoyed regular involvement in the activities of synagogues across the country.

Bruce is survived by his wife Sybil Leson; his children Rebecca Mattson and Ian Leson; and his grandchildren Ethan Joseph Mattson, Julia Sophia Mattson, Jillian Kate Leson, and Oliver Holmes Leson.

Funeral services will be held at 1 PM on Monday, June 8, 2015, at Emanu El Memorial Park at 8341 Bissonnet in Houston.


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Joseph Walsh

June 9, 2015

Bruce Joe,

My prayers are with you, Dear Friend, but you will not need them as I know you are with Our Creator. It is those who miss you who need the prayers most. You will never be forgotten.

June 8, 2015

We were shocked and saddened to learn of Bruce's passing. We share many sweet memories of Bruce, B'nai Brith and the holiday relief at Southwest Memorial.

Earl & Rosemary Pachter

Denise & Les Pronin

June 8, 2015

We met Bruce in B'nai B'rith which evolved into a 20 year friendship. Our hearts go out to Sybil, Becky and Ian and their families.

Wayne Buse

June 8, 2015

Bruce was a truly unique individual and I treasure my memories of him. Rest in peace my friend. You won't be forgotten.

June 8, 2015

Bruce was a long time dear friend. He helped me get started with Judaism, the faith I love. We had many great times together. Many days shopping for antiques, many lunches and long conversations. He was and Sybil is a wonderful person. We will miss Bruce very much and we pray that Sybil, Ian, Becky and their families will be comforted in this very hard time.
Steve Conaway

Janine Nathan

June 8, 2015

I will miss you, dear friend. But I have many wonderful memories of good times with you and your family to carry with me in my heart. Your life was an inspiration and a joy to us all. I am blessed to have known you. Until we meet again, sending much love and warm hugs your way and to Sybil, Ian, Becky, and their families. Janine Nathan

Joseph Walsh

June 7, 2015

Joe was a wonderful friend and I will miss his friendship very much.

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