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Dean H. Leith, Jr.

May 26, 1932 ~ January 5, 2017 (age 84)

Troy - Dean H. Leith, Jr., 84, of Beechwood Apartments died Thursday, January 5, 2017, at Eddy Memorial Geriatric Center after a long illness.

Born in Detroit, MI, he was son of the late Dean H. Leith, Sr and Kathryn Carfrae Leith. He was husband of 61 years to Elizabeth 'Liz' Elliott Leith. Dean graduated from University High School in Ann Arbor MI.  He earned his bachelor's degree in history from the University of Michigan. 

Leith was an army medic, serving stateside during the Korean War.

Dean was a founder, and served as president of the former Garden Way Manufacturing Company in Lansingburgh, Troy, NY starting as sales manager in 1966, and as Chairman before his retirement in 1988. His passions were gardening and local history, he dedicated most of his spare time working on behalf of Capital District community organizations. Leith served on the Dormitory Advisory Board at Albany and was employed by the New York State Office of Labor Relations.

Survivors in addition to his wife include three children, Lisa (Sam) Hazen, New York, NY, Andrew (Marjorie) Leith, Burlington, VT and David (Veronique) Leith, Yarmouth, ME and five grandchildren, Jake Hazen, Sachi, Lucy, Francis and Violet Leith and many dear relatives and friends.   He was predeceased by twin brothers, Tom and Jerry.

Special thanks for the loving care from the exceptional staff at the Eddy Courtyard.

Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 2-5PM.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Dean Leith to the Capital Roots 594 River St Troy, NY 12180 or Unity House 33 Second Street Troy, NY 12180 or Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway 1 E Industrial Pkwy Troy, NY 12180 or Rensselaer County Historical Society 57 Second Street Troy, NY 12180. 

Charitable donations may be made to:

Rensselaer County Historical Society
57 Second Street, Troy NY 12180

Capital Roots
594 River St, Troy NY 12180

Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway
1 E Industrial Pkwy, Troy NY 12180

Unity House of Troy, Inc.
2431 6th Ave., Troy NY 12180

 Service Information

January 21, 2017

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Bryce Funeral Home, Inc.
276 Pawling Avenue
Troy, NY 12180

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