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Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel

10 Vinnin Street, Salem, MA

OBITUARY

Russell David Leblang

September 15, 1961August 25, 2018

Russell David Leblang, 56, of Swampscott, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully at his home on August 25, 2018, after a year-long battle with hepatic angiosarcoma.

Born and raised in Beachwood, Ohio to Rita and William Leblang, in 1979, he came east to Brown University, where he met his wife Deahn Berrini.

He went on to receive degrees from the Kennedy School and Harvard Law School, where he graded onto the Harvard Law Review. Later, with his partners, he founded Landay, Leblang & Stern, a boutique law firm where he built a successful practice in international trade finance, traveling widely, including twice a year to South America.

The qualities that made Russell an excellent attorney also made him a valued friend and counselor. The ultimate problem solver, his keen intellect, his honesty, and his ability to listen and get to the core of any issue benefited the many who had to the privilege to sit and share a chat with him.

An avid marathoner, with wit, humor, love of life, drive, and generosity, he packed many lifetimes into a too short a life.

He will be sorely missed by Deahn; his two children, the great joys of his life, Alexander Leblang and Charlotte Leblang; his mother, Rita Leblang; his brothers, Dale Leblang and Judah Leblang; his in-laws, Bette and Charlie Tsoutsouras, Lori and Jim Byman, and Mia and John Morgan; and he is the beloved uncle of 9 nieces and nephews.

A funeral service for Russell will be held on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Temple Emanu-El, 393 Atlantic Avenue, Marblehead, MA 01945 with interment to follow at Temple Emanu-El of Marblehead Memorial Park, Buxton Lane, Danvers. Shiva will be observed on Monday following interment until 8 PM at the Leblang family home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to C.I.T.C, The Village Project, Russell’s brainchild, an educational foundation that sends underprivileged children to quality schools. Checks should be mailed to 35 Lake Shore Road, Salem, NH 03079. For more information or to register in the online guestbook, please visit www.stanetskyhymansonsalem.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Deahn Leblang, Wife
  • Alexander Leblang, Son
  • Charlotte Leblang, Daughter
  • Rita Leblang, Mother
  • Dale Leblang, Brother
  • Judah Leblang, Brother
  • DONATIONS

  • C.I.T.C, The Village Project

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, August 27, 2018

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, August 27, 2018

Memories

Russell David Leblang

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Mitchell Marcus

August 27, 2018

I first met Russell through his older brother Judah back in the early 1980s. Through the years I was always impressed, but never surprised, hearing of Russell's acts of altruism. He will be greatly missed by many, and I dare to think what could have been had Russell lived a long life. My deepest condolences to Judah, Deahn and their families.

Mark Trau

August 26, 2018

Russell was always the best of all of us. His intellect was undeniable, only surpassed by his
grace and humbleness.

I will always fondly remember the driving trips his dear friend Bruce and I would take to FL with Russell and stay at his parents condo in Boca. A true Mensch. G-d bless him and his family

Jewel Heldman

August 25, 2018

Dear Deahn,
I am so sorry to hear of Russell's death. I did not know of his illness. I'm glad the last time I saw him was a happy time - Charlotte's graduation - and I have let my son Max know of this sad event. My heart goes out to you and the children, and I will be thinking of you.
Love,
Jewel Heldman

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY