SUMMIT, NJ - Robert D. Leisher who, for 34 years, served as the Director of Recreation for the City of Summit, passed away May 2 at age 83.
Born in Chambersburg, PA, Leisher was a 1949 graduate of the former Chambersburg High School where he played on the basketball team. A U.S. Navy veteran,he served honorably from 1949 -1953.
He was Director of Recreation for the City of Summit until his retirement in 1991. Leisher was a past president of the NJ Recreation and Parks Association, and a member of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge #600 in Chambersburg, the Penn State Varsity ‘S’ Club, the Penn State Alumni Association, and the South Central Chapter Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.
Leisher is survived by five children; sixteen grandchildren; one great- granddaughter; two brothers, Arnold and Eber Leisher; one sister, OcieLee McClure; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to CURE Epilepsy, 430 W. Erie St., Suite 210, Chicago, IL 60654.