January 8, 2021
Leonard J. Fassler, 89, of New York passed away on January 8, 2021. He was born on August 14, 1931. His parents, Frieda and Max, emigrated from Eastern Europe. Len grew up in the Bronx, attending Taft High School. He graduated from City College with a degree in accounting and served in the Army during the Korean War, stationed at Fort Hood in Killeen Texas. While working full time, he attended Fordham Law School at night on the GI bill. He practiced law in New York City for many years with his good friends Julie Oestricher and Marvin Buchner and was later joined by his brother Norman. Len’s legal practice included criminal, family and corporate law. His background in accounting proved particularly helpful in working with start-up companies. Eventually, he helped start and finance companies in industries as diverse as web hosting, broadcasting, real estate, energy and computer integration. A true entrepreneur, he served as the founder, chairman, executive officer and board member of numerous companies and charities. Len is remembered as a friend, mentor and confidant. He loved his family, his country and a good cigar. He is predeceased by his parents Max and Frieda Fassler, first wife Joan (nee Greenburg) Fassler, second wife Bernice (nee Katz) Fassler and son-in-law Paul Schwartzberg. He is survived by his children David Fassler (Kathy), Ellen Schwartzberg; stepchildren Allan Katz, Ellen Katz (Barry), Paula Katz (Jude); grandchildren Joanne and Marc Schwartzberg and Stephanie and Gregory Katz (Katie); brother Norman Fassler, sister -in-law Rebekah Fassler; nephew Matthew Fassler (Mandy), niece Rachel Fischler (Ronen) and many relatives, friends and colleagues who loved, admired and respected him. Donations can be made in Len’s memory to Yeshivat Maharat, 3700 Henry Hudson Pkwy, Bronx, NY 10463 Att: Rabba Sara Hurwitz. Given the pandemic, a small graveside service will be held at Sharon Gardens in Valhalla, NY on January 10, 2021. An unveiling planned for later next year will be another opportunity for Len's friends and family to come together and celebrate his life.
Leonard J. Fassler, 89, of New York passed away on January 8, 2021. He was born on August 14, 1931. His parents, Frieda and Max, emigrated from Eastern Europe. Len grew up in the Bronx, attending Taft High School. He graduated from City College... View Obituary & Service Information
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