Gerard J. Leyden

Gerard J. Leyden

LEESBURG, Fla. — Gerard J. Leyden, 77, died peacefully at home on February 9, 2021. He was born in New York and raised his family in Southbury, before settling in Leesburg, Fla.

Jerry was a banking executive for many years, eventually retiring from Bank of America. Two of his grandsons followed in his footsteps, attending Chaminade High School in New York and University of Notre Dame in Indiana. He loved RV travel, golf and bocce and was a big fan of the NASCAR races.

Jerry was preceded in death by his wife Maureen, after 44 years of marriage. He is survived by his daughter, Shannon Cline and her husband, Dave, and their daughter, Alex; his son, Sean and his wife, Janine, and their sons, Sean, Jason and Joseph; his son, Mark and his wife, Michele, and their daughters, Sydney and Megan, and his partner, Marge Gould.

A funeral service will be held via livestream at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 17, 2021, and may be viewed at the following web address:

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to AAFP Foundation, Attn: Development, 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Suite 440, Leawood, Kan. 66211 or online at

Condolences, memories and photos may be shared on the tribute wall at Arrangements entrusted to Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral Directors, Eustis, Fla.

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