Leon Brand passed away on April 15 at age 83 in Omaha. Services were held graveside on April 19 at Golden Hill Cemetery.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rozalia and Max Brand, his wife, Lila Brand and brother, Henry Brand, all of Israel.
He is survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Jakub and Batya Brand of Cherry Hill, NJ, and Emil and Rachel Brand of Haifa, Israel; sisters-in-law, Malwina Moses of Columbia, MD and Carmela Brand, of Haifa, Israel; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
He was born in Jaroslaw, Poland, and spent the war years in Russia. He immigrated to Israel in 1950 where he served in the Israeli Army from 1950-56, then settled in Omaha. He was a top salesman for Micklin Home Improvement for over 35 years.
He was a talented and resourceful man, a self-taught artist, home repair expert, and novice mandolin player. His hobbies included reading and completing crossword puzzles. Most of all he was a devoted caregiver to his late wife and enjoyed time spent with family as well as his many special dogs.
Memorials may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society.