Leon Choate

Leon Choate

Tuesday, May 21st, 1940 Friday, March 19th, 2021

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Obituary for Leon Choate

CHOATE, Leon, Jr, 80 of New York City, passed away peacefully on March 19,
2021. Born in The Bronx in 1940, Leon lived in Franklin Lakes for 27 years before moving to New York CIty in 2002.
Leon spent the majority of his legal career as a partner at Putney Twombley, prior to founding Choate and Seletski upon his retirement.

Leon was a proud and active member of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City. In his time, he sat on the board of The New York City Rescue Mission, The Stetson University School of Business, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. Leon attended George Washington University, held a JD from New York University, and MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

He loved the New York Yankees, attending the theater, New York City, his granddaughters and travel. Leon saw the world, having touched down in 194 foreign lands.

Loving husband of the late Cassandra Howell Choate (2006)
Cherished father of Reed Choate and his wife Mia
Adored grandfather of Piper, Charlotte and Ainsley

A celebration of Leon’s life will be held at a later date.

Donations can be made in Leon and Candy's memories to Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, 7 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

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Deanna D’Agosta

Saddened to read today of Leon’s passing. Just a little over a year ago I was in touch with him regarding the passing of my husband. Fond memories of having dinners with Leon and Candy and meeting Reese at the shore house those many years ago. He was so happy when he told us of becoming a grandfather. I will remember him with a smile as I do Candy.
Deanna D’Agosta
Comment | Posted at 04:12pm via Condolence

Sheila Moriarty-Gaynor

It's not very often someone enters your life and changes it forever. Leon, you, your wonderful wife, Candy and son, Reed each had impact on both my personal and professional life. Thank you for being my friend and business confidante. May your light and the light of God shine upon all those who love you. I will think of you often with great affection. Just by happenstance, I opened a jewelry box last week which revealed the necklace you and Candy brought back for me from Africa.....
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