Richard Leitner
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Richard Anton Leitner, 75, a resident of Cleveland and a former resident of Western Springs, Ill., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at his home.

He was a parishioner of St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church. He was the winning manager of Mayor Richard Daley’s Youth Foundation League in 1972 for the city of Chicago. He was a stock broker with Chicago Board of Trade/Chicago Board of Options Exchange for more than 30 years.

He enjoyed many hobbies including, golfing, watching Turner Classic movies, traveling, family gatherings and mall walking at Bradley Square Mall.

He was the son of the late Anton Richard Leitner and Dorothy Braun Leitner.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Elizabeth Frances Leitner of Cleveland; three children: Dawn Anderson and husband, Kenneth, of Cleveland, Frank Leitner of Kansas City, Mo., and Jennifer Douglass and husband, Christopher, of Cleveland; five grandchildren: Ryan Burge and husband, Brad, Hilary Barrett and husband, Tim, Jessica Haynes, Justin Douglass and Joy Douglass; and three great-grandchildren: Chase, Harleigh and Christina.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church with Father Tom Moser presiding.

Interment will follow the service at Sunset Memorial Gardens with Frank Leitner, Christopher Douglass, Justin Douglass, Kenneth Anderson, Ernie Love and Bob Hussell serving as pallbearers. The service will conclude with a white dove release ceremony.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home. concluding with a prayer service.

The family suggests memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Leitner family guest book at