It’s with regret, and sadness, that we announce the passing of one of our beloved Battery Park City neighbors, Dr. Leo Siegel.
Leo was indispensable member of the Gateway Plaza Tenants Association board, an exuberant neighbor and friend who was actively involved in all aspects our community. His indomitable spirit and intellectual curiosity provided insight and wisdom at every one of our meetings. And we can never forget his playful sense of humor.
Years ago, after he closed his medical practice in Maine, he and his beloved wife, Gloria, moved to Gateway Plaza, in an apartment overlooking the North Cove Marina. Even into his 90’s, Leo was fully engaged in life with his community work–translating documents at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, playing the violin in a string quartet, attending concerts and events, and attending our meetings and events, as attached. His was a buoyant, youthful spirit, even at age 97.
He is a great reminder that Gateway is a uniquely close-knit community where our tenants can make lifelong friends and share unique bonds as neighbors.
We send our condolences to Leo’s large family, and to all those who knew him.