Robuck

Leonard Ely Robuck, 95, passed away June 12, 2019. He was a lifelong resident of Cleveland.

Born on Dec. 22, 1923, Leonard attended John Adams High School and received his master’s degree from Case Western Reserve University.

After serving in the U.S. Army in World War II, Leonard taught English, and speech and communication at Kent Roosevelt High School, Euclid High School and Lakeland Community College. He also directed and acted in theater productions and led the speech and debate club. He was an advanced bridge and poker player and played four times a week at Wiggins Place, where he resided, and every Wednesday evening he joined his poker buddies for poker at Sherri Park Apartments.

He was a lifelong stamp and coin collector, researching all the latest and most commemorative coins, which he shared with his great-grandchildren.

During his last three years, he wrote and published two books, “A Trilogy of a Man’s Life,” which was about his dear wife, Rhoda, z”l, and “My Life and Welcome To It,” his autobiography.

Leonard is survived by his children, Max (Stacey) of Scottsdale, Ariz., Allan (Robin) of Maitland, Fla., Laurel (Chanan) Barr of Solon and Gary (Jocelyn) of Sydney, Australia; grandchildren, Leah, Jessica, Scott, Michael, Ben, Yoni R., Sharon, Yoni B., David, Shoshana and Aaron; great-grandchildren, Andrew, Brooke, Allie, Olivia, Jackson, Mason, Brynn, Dafna, Liav, Hadar, Eliana and Edison. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 68 years, Rhoda, (nee Chesler) and parents, Isadore and Betty.

Graveside services were held June 14 at Mount Olive Cemetery.

Contributions in loving memory of Leonard can be made to the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.