ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Alvin Eugene Leonard 57 years old , born on September 20, 1951 and passed away on March 29, 2009. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Margaret Vaughn on March 29, 2020
Once again to share memories of my Cousin, Alvin, you are still with me in MEMORY!! I miss your smile !!
Posted by Jose Luis Torres on March 29, 2020
Happy Birthday, my brother. Above all, we will always remember the love you had for your family and many friends. Thank you for being a vital part of our lives. Jose & Aida.
Posted by Jennifer Ash on September 21, 2019
You are gone a long time now but, your niece and I still miss you. Continue resting in peace. Another birthday is going on without you but, we know God has you wrapped snugly in his arms. 
Posted by Ileana Torres on September 20, 2019
Happy birthday Alvin! We always think of you. Gone too soon. Love you!
Posted by Jose Luis Torres on September 20, 2019
Happy Birthday, Alvin. We will never forget you. You were and always will be an important part of our family. You cared for us and we all loved very much.
Posted by Jose Luis Torres on March 29, 2019
Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
I am I and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other, that we still are.
Call me by my old familiar name.
Speak to me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference in your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without affect, without the trace of a shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same that it ever was.
There is absolutely unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner.
All is well.
~ Henry Scott Holland
Posted by Ileana Torres on March 29, 2019
I can't believe it has been 10 years. The time passes and flies by but your memory and presence are here like it was yesterday. Love you Tio today and always.
Posted by Patricia Leonard on September 22, 2018
Happy Birthday Alvin!!! We love and miss you everyday.
Posted by Cesar Cardona on September 21, 2018
Happy birthday. I remember you greeting me in my first year at law school. You remained a friend and remain in my heart.
God bless you.
Posted by Jose Luis Torres on September 21, 2018
Happy Birthday! They were a very big day for you and we continue to celebrate them and your great friendship and how lucky we were to have you in our lives.
Posted by Ileana Torres on September 20, 2018
Happy birthday Tio! Wish you were here to celebrate but knowing you have found your happiness again with Mom and family in heaven.
Posted by Patricia Leonard on March 29, 2018
Missing you every day.
Posted by Jose Luis Torres on March 29, 2018
We miss you every day. Still can't believe it but you will never be forgotten. Tu hermano, Jose.
Posted by Jennifer Ash on March 29, 2018
Although the years are ticking by so quickly, you are forever in our thoughts and hearts. Still missing you friend and Uncle. Continue resting in God's arm

Jennifer Ash and Ashley Leonatd.
Posted by Jose Luis Torres on September 21, 2017
Your birthdays were always special to you and provides a time to remember how lucky we were to have you in our lives. José, Mercedes, Ileana and José Angel.
Posted by Jennifer Ash on September 21, 2017
The years are really ticking away. It seems like it was yesterday since we last saw you but, God had a reason for taking you. Your niece always talk about the wonderful times she had with you. My only wish is that you could have met Soraya, her beautiful daughter. Happy Birthday! Continue resting in the Lord!
Posted by Ileana Torres on September 21, 2017
Happy birthday Alvin! Always in our hearts and minds. Love ileana
Posted by Patricia Leonard on September 20, 2017
We miss you more as each day passes. Our lives will never be the same without you.
Sorry about your Giants losing to the Cowboys.
Posted by Margaret Vaughn on April 5, 2017
This is venue is such a blessing for keeping my cousin remembrance alive. I get to tell everyone, how special he was to me. I miss your smile so much. Happy Remembrance!!!
From your Cousin Margaret!!
Posted by Jennifer Ash on April 3, 2017
We are still missing you. There is still that empty void. Ashley and I usually go down memory lane often. But, she knows that you and her grandmother are resting comfortably in God's arms. Rest in peace friend!
Posted by Linda Sutton on April 2, 2017
Wow how time flys. It was so wonderful to inherit a brother-in-law with brothers that were as charismatic as you were. My family has warm memories of you and all you did to keep things moving in many ways. I know there is sadness mixed with so many great memories. There is no way that you will ever be forgotten. Peace be with you until we all meet again.
Posted by Patricia Leonard on March 29, 2017
I cant' believe its been eight years since we lost you. Our hearts are still heavy and we miss you much!!!
Posted by Jose Luis Torres on March 29, 2017
We miss you so much. Would have loved to have heard your take on Condrad Trump. Can't believe how time has passed. Still our memories keep you in our hearts and minds and will be with us forever. Tu hermano, José and Mercedes, Ileana, Jose, John, Amalie, Sebastian and Malina.
Posted by Brenda Harper on September 22, 2016
Dear Alvin
You are truly missed by all who still love you, your family, friends, and those who simply appreciated your smile and presence. Hey, give Brown my love. Rest on!
Posted by Ileana Torres on September 21, 2016
Happy birthday Alvin! Another year gone but never ever gone from our hearts and minds. Love you always tio, Ileana
Posted by Margaret Vaughn on September 20, 2016
Thanks for the memories. Happy Birthday to you Alvin. I miss you. Family Reunions is when I miss you most. You paid an important part in the family and left lasting legacy.
Cousin, Margaret !!!
Posted by Jennifer Ash on September 20, 2016
Wished you were here to celebrate your birthday. We are still missing you. Just wanted to say there is a new member of the family. She is beautiful. I know she would have loved her uncle, like her mother does. Until we meet again.  From Jennifer, Ashley and Soraya
Posted by Jose Luis Torres on September 20, 2016
"The bond between friends cannot be broken by chance; no interval of time or space can destroy it. Not even death itself can part true friends." St. John Cassian, Christian monk.
Happy Birthday! Thanks for all you did for us. We will never forget and will never stop loving you, ever. You are always in our hearts.
Posted by Eric Meza on September 20, 2016
Happy Birthday Alvin! We're 2-0! Go GIANTS!
Posted by Patricia Leonard on September 20, 2016
Happy Birthday Alvin. We love and miss you.
Posted by Jennifer Ash on March 25, 2016
Another year has gone by but, the emptiness still lingers. I just wished you were here to meet your beautiful niece; you would have loved her. She is adorable. Continue resting in peace. You are always in our hearts.

Ashley Leonard and Jennifer J. Ash
Posted by Clemente Valle on March 24, 2016
Hello Alvin A. Leonard: Can't believe the passage of time. I have great memories of you. Always remember being called "OUR FIRST" This simply meant I was the first secretary to "TORRES & LEONARD" at 250 W. 57th St. around the year 1981. Believe or not I am still with Jose. Miss you greatly. Hilda Garcia..
Posted by Thomas Queeley on November 30, 2015
Hey Dude! I really miss our celebrations of Giants victories and our cursing of the defeats! (A lot of cursing this year). Believe me I celebrated for the both of us after the Super Bowl XLVI win!! Really miss your infectious laugh. See you in G-men heaven!! TQ
Posted by George Leonard on September 20, 2015
Happy Birthday my brother, I miss our heated rivalry when it came to the Giants and Cowboys. This exchange made our love for the game very special. You will always be an everlasting torch in my life as I continue to fight the injustices of public school and the SAT by continuing to provide minorities in poor communities with quality instructional modalities. I feel your spirit giving me the strength to endure and to fight the real problems facing all children in receiving the necessary preparation for college and beyond. You will always be forever missed but never forgotten.
Posted by Ileana Torres on September 20, 2015
Happy Birthday Tio! Love you and miss you. We will never forget you, always in our minds and in our hearts. Love Ileana
Posted by Cesar Cardona on September 20, 2015
Can't believe the passage of time. Rest in peace my brother.
Cesar.
Posted by Margaret Vaughn on September 20, 2015
I am remembering good times at the Lee &Sallie Robinson Family Reunion. You are truly missed. I was very blessed to have spent some wonderful times with you.
Your Cousin, Margaret
Posted by Jose Luis Torres on September 20, 2015
Happy birthday!! Alvin. We will always celebrate your life. Jose & Aida.
Posted by Chris Leonard on September 20, 2015
Alvin, there is a quote from one of your favorite Presidents, and the namesake of the high school you attended, that is emblematic of your journey and worth adding to this memorial for others to see. Happy Birthday for us!

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

-Theodore Roosevelt -
Posted by Patricia Leonard on September 20, 2015
Happy Birthday Alvin!!! We miss you much.
Posted by Linda Sutton on March 30, 2015
Happy Birthday! Alvin was an important member of the Leonard family. As the head of the family for so many years he was instumental in making things happen and keeping all in order. His smile was infectious and his personality was warm to anyone he greeted. It was a pleasure to know him.
Posted by Ileana Torres on March 29, 2015
We miss you! Amalie and Sebastian would be even better to have known you. When they are older I will tell them stories of their mom and grandpa's wonderful friend Alvin Eugene Leonard. Love you tio. Rest in peace.
Posted by Patricia Leonard on March 29, 2015
I can't believe its been six years since we lost you. We miss you more than anyone can imagine. You were the glue that held us all together, we are lost without you.
Posted by Jose Luis Torres on March 29, 2015
Aida and I went over to the cemetery today. We won't forget you, ever.
Anyone interested can paste and check out this link:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Leonard&GSfn=Alvin&GSmn=Eugene&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=36&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=107604583&df=all&

Tu hermano siempre, Jose.
Posted by Margaret Vaughn on March 26, 2015
You will always be in my memory. So glad we spent valuable time together.Family Reunions are still going on because you have left a great legacy.Miss you so much, Cousin Margaret
Posted by Jennifer Ash on March 25, 2015
Six years since your passing. Still missing you. Wished you were here to see your niece. She has grown into the most amazing, brilliant, loveable human being. I just wished I could still thank you, for the role you played her life. We both miss you terribly. Continue resting in God's arms.


Ashley Leonard and Jennifer Ash.
Posted by Mary Seymour on December 18, 2014
"Alvin, shared his knowledge and friendship sincerely. Truly a brilliant man and dedicated friend. Although, his brilliant wit was some times a challenge to those less brilliant. Laughter, Love. and his Giants. My friend, father, brother and professor...
Posted by Ileana Torres on September 22, 2014
Alvin,
Happy birthday to a wonderful angel in heaven. Too good for this earth. God wanted you back. Love you and miss you everyday. Love ile
Posted by Margaret Vaughn on September 22, 2014
Happy Birthday to you Alvin. I am still missing you. Your smile stays with me always.

Love,
Cousin Margaret
Posted by Fred Johnson on September 21, 2014
These last few weeks would've been hard for you (Yankees and Giants looking weak) and the Michael Brown killing and NFL scandals would've pained you as well, but I still wish you were here...
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Posted by Margaret Vaughn on March 29, 2020
Once again to share memories of my Cousin, Alvin, you are still with me in MEMORY!! I miss your smile !!
Posted by Jose Luis Torres on March 29, 2020
Happy Birthday, my brother. Above all, we will always remember the love you had for your family and many friends. Thank you for being a vital part of our lives. Jose & Aida.
Posted by Jennifer Ash on September 21, 2019
You are gone a long time now but, your niece and I still miss you. Continue resting in peace. Another birthday is going on without you but, we know God has you wrapped snugly in his arms. 
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Alvin's gift of wisdom and insight...

Shared by Mary Seymour on December 18, 2014

We all have road's that we should follow and we all need guide's to help us along the way. Alvin, was one of my guide's, his natural instinct to encourage and unreletting love of education. He was brilliant this gift allowed him to see qualities in people that they could not see.

Through, his wisdom and insight I was able to study a master class/directing at Yale University School YSD. Also Graduated 2014 SCCC Phi Theta Kappa 4.0GPA. He used to say your really smart, you really are:) He was also one of my son's guide's. Many years ago he ask me if my son could compose music for a client of he's who was writing a musical....
Again, his insight and instict was on target, although my son was a musician he had never composed music for a play. Today he is a Broadway Musical Director/conductor his first show won 4 Tony Awards. A few months ago he just finished orchesting a full score for a new Broadway Show...

Alvin had a profoud postive effect on my family, he was a brother, father, friend. I feel so Blessed that he was a part of my life. We miss him Dearly...The Love he gave will always be with us...

With Love and a Full Heart
Mary Seymour  

Shared by Fred Johnson on March 29, 2011

I don'y know where or when these were taken, nor do I know anyone in these shots except Alvin.  Perhaps visitors can fill in the blanks...