Luis E. Leyva

February 6, 1925August 13, 2018

Luis E. Leyva, 93 of Barnegat, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 13, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Luis is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Bertha, his loving son and daughter-in-law, Luis and Sharon and his cherished granddaughters, Jaclyn Taylor and her husband, Peter and Janelle.

He and Bertha lived in Florida before moving to Barnegat, NJ to be with his family. Times spent with his beloved Bertha were the happiest times of his life.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 15th from 12:30-3:30 with a funeral service at 3:00 at the Thos L. Shinn Funeral Home, 10 Hilliard Dr., Manahawkin, NJ 08050.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Luis' name may be sent to the Celiac Foundation at

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  • Visitation Wednesday, August 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Luis E. Leyva

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Marietta de Kosko

August 15, 2018

Too few of us have such caring and loving family members as Uncle Luis and Aunt Bertha in our lives. We enjoy wonderful memories of arriving at their door to open arms and hearts to be welcomed into their lives. Our young lives were strengthen by their love and support as new immigrants to the United States and finding and older male cousin to become our first best friend was the very best thing that could happen to us.

Although, now many miles apart, we continue to love our Uncle Luis and hope Aunt Bertha can find solace and comfort in the fact that she was loved above all others in his full life.

Our hearts go out to our Aunt Bertha, Lou, Sharon, Jaclyn and Janelle for their lost at this time.

Much love always,
Tica and Andre

Gloria Banta

August 15, 2018

I still remember the Spring of 1966 when Tio Luis Ernesto and Tia Bertha helped Mami shop for our first Easter dresses, accessorized with white hats, gloves and petite purses helping us as new immigrant arrivals to the United States. Those were sweet, gentle, welcoming times and their generosity and hospitality will never be forgotten. My sincere condolences to the family. I hope that Tia Bertha can find strength and solace with the support of her family and comfort in knowing she was the love of his life and a truly lovingly partner for all of their years together.

Gloria, Steve, Clay and Victoria Banta
St. Augustine, Florida