Leon Penn

Funeral Service: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 1:00 PM
Paperman & Sons
Shiva: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 to
Sunday, September 15, 2019

15 Verdi Cr., Dollard-des-Ormeaux, H9B 2C1.
Shiva Details: Shiva hours: Tuesday following burial until 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Cemetery: Eternal Gardens Cemetery
Donations: Charity of your choice

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194 Condolences

stephen rosenthal - about 10 hours ago

My condolences to the family. I grew up with him having such a presence at the share zedek. I remember him bein so kind, I was impressed as a young child. Ran into him over many years when he visited the hospital. He always had time for me and my family

irwin braude - 1 day ago

Roz, Harold, and Family, So many great memories come streaming back when thinking about Mr. Penn. Your late Mom, Florence, My friend Martin , the days at your house on Cumberland . Mr. and Mrs. Penn left a wonderful legacy, a great family , and strong involvement at Shaare Zedek. May they all rest in peace, and may you take comfort in the wonderful memories . Chippy and Lisa Braude

Marion Klein - 1 day ago

Dear Rosa Harold and family. Sincere condolences on the loss of your Father and Father-in-law. Baruch Dayan Ha'emet. Marion

Carol Solomon - 1 day ago

Dear Roz, Norman & family Our sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved father, father in law & grandfather. We remember him with great respect and always being such a friendly person at Shaare Zedek. Carol & Harvey Solomon

Tzipie Freedman - 1 day ago

Dear Roslyn; My deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father. When we saw each other last week, you told me he was very ill, but how grateful you were to have had him in your lives as long as you did. May his memory be for a blessing.

Zeldie Lester - 1 day ago

Dear Penn Family My deepest condolences on your loss May you remember the best times forever Zeldie

Marsha Berlin Handelsman - 1 day ago

Dear Roz, Norman,Penn & Gradinger Families, I was sad to learn of Leon's passing.My deepest condolences & thoughtful Prayers for a special man. Leon was the epitone of what a "MENCH" is.His greetings were always warm & heartfelt. Marsha Berlin Handelsman

Sheila Pinsler - 1 day ago

Dear Roz and family ,We extend our sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your father.He was a kind and caring gentleman Hope the happy memories that you all shared will help ease your sorrow.

Carol & Peter Silbermann - 1 day ago

Roz, we were saddened to hear of the passing of your dad and we send our deepest condolences on your loss. Leon and my father, Richard, shared many good times at Century Village in Florida and I have fond memories of your dad. You were very fortunate to have him in your lives for so long and to have such a large family to share so many good memories of him. May he rest in peace.

Mr. Mark Busgang - 1 day ago

Dear Roslyn and Harold and Family My deepest condolences on the passing of your of Leon.he was a great guy, a good friend of the Busgang . family. I am sure he and my father are catching up as I write this. My you be spared further sorrow Mark Bushang and Mindy Burstein

Rhona Davine Rosenblatt - 2 days ago

Dear Roslyn, Norman and Penn Family, My brother Jon and I want to express our sincerest condolences on your father’s passing - only a few short weeks after we lost our dad. Together, they helped shape Shaare Zedek into the vibrant, inspirational institution it is today. The Penn and Davine Families have a lot to be proud of. Your dad led a long, meaningful life, and we hope all your wonderful memories will sustain you for many years to come. Rhona and Jon

Hyman. Sheffer - 2 days ago

He. Was. An icon may the family be spared further sorrow

Mark Yudin and Riva Kaplan - 3 days ago

Dear Roslyn, Harold and family, Sorry to hear of your loss. May your memories sustain you at this difficult time Mark and Riva

Ellen Schwartz - 3 days ago

Dear Roz and family, I am sending you my deepest sympathies on the sad loss of your father. It was a pleasure to meet him and your late mom who he is now joining. You are a wonderful daughter! Ellen

Eva Busgang - 3 days ago

Dear Penn family, I just heard the sad news about Leon. I heard he had moved into Maimonides and always hoped to see him when I visited. Our paths there never crossed. I always had a special place in my heart for your parents especially your dad. He always made me feel special and welcome whenever we had the opportunity to be in the same place. Of course as time went by we lost touch but when I saw him, he always remembered me. What a special man he was. I will miss him. The mere thought of him always brought a smile to my lips. My deepest condolences!

Gary and Aviva Steinwald - 3 days ago

DearRoz, Our sincerest condolences on the loss of your father.Your parents leave a special legacy to all that knew them . we wish you and your family no more sorrow.

Michele Cohen and Family - 4 days ago

We were very sad to hear about Mr Penn's passing. We were vey fortunate to have known such a kind and respectful person who never failed to enquire about our entire family at every Shabbat and holiday. We will miss him.

Donna Morris - 4 days ago

Heartfelt wishes for strength and courage at this difficult time. May your thoughts continue to glow with good memories.

Glo and Thomas Lupas - 4 days ago

Dear Roz and Norman and the entire family, Leon Penn was such a positive and pleasant person. May the happy and special memories that you had of your father/father-in-law be a comfort to you. Much love

Helene and Dave Brodkin - 4 days ago

We were sorry to hear of your loss; Mr Penn (I could never call him Leon) was a terrific man. Even when he was weak, he always asked about my mother, brothers, and the entire family. He will be missed. Our sincere condolences to the Penn family.

Eveline - 4 days ago

Shari-Ann, Tammy and the entire family, please accept our deepest sympathies on your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Steve, Eveline & Jason wexler

Riva & Carl Gelber - 5 days ago

Dear Harold & Rosa, Roslyn & Norman, & Norma & Eli, Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your devoted patriarch.....We have been reading such moving & exceptional tributes. We hope that the joy of his memories outweighs the sadness of his absence. Warmly, Riva & Carl Gelber

Bess and Alan Miller - 5 days ago

To Roz, Harold and family, Sincere condolences to the whole family on the the loss of a dear father, father-in law, grandfather, May all the wonderful memories of your family sustain you at this difficult time. Bess and Alan

Ileana Davidovici - 5 days ago

Dear Roz, my heartfelt codolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May the beautiful memories & the closeness of friends and family give you strength and comfort.

Rabbi Mark Friedman - 5 days ago

Dear Penn Family, Jo Ann and I want to express our sincerest condolences on Leon’s passing. He was a committed Jew and synagogue leader. He will be sorely missed by his friends and associates.

Beverlyyaffy - 5 days ago

Dear Roslyn my deepest sympathy to you and your family. It's never easy to lose a parent no matter what age. Thoughts are with you at this sad time. Beverly

carol weintraub fogel and ron fogel - 5 days ago

Dear Penn Family Carol joins me in expressing our condolences on the loss of your beloved Leon. Carol remembers your father coming to her fathers pastry store, joking with her father. We admired the respect that he showed for her grandfather, a member of the daily minyan more than 50 years ago. We both remember him as a kind gentle man with a good word and a joke for everyone. He was a wonderful soul who we were fortunate to know. May his memory be for a blessing.

Vivian Grant - 5 days ago

Dear Roz, Brian joins me in sending you and your family our condolences. It is always hard to loose a loved one no matter what age. Thinking of you at this sad time, Vivian and Brian.

Theodpre Goloff - 5 days ago

Leon was an exceptional person who gave of himself so selflessly ,and humbly but always respectful of and to others. He understood and applied the theory that "shem tov oleh al shemen tov" -that a good name earned through deeds in family and community is worth so much more than material things , He practiced the principle that "Derech Eretz Kedma LaTorah " - that Torah requires as a first principle ethical behaviour. A mench in every way to be emulated - may his memory be for a blessing to his family family and our community

Harriet Finkelstein - 5 days ago

Dear Roz and family, Please accept our sincerest condolences upon the passing of your father. It was always such a pleasure to be in his company. May your many wonderful memories be a source of joy and comfort. Harriet & Jimmy Finkelstein

Debbie Greenberg - 6 days ago

Dear Roslyn and Harold, I was so saddened to hear that your father had passed away; my deepest condolences to you and your entire family. When I shared the sad news with my mother, she wanted to make sure you knew that she, too, sends her heartfelt condolences. The friendship between my parents and yours went back almost 60 years, not only through their work for Shaare Zedek, but well beyond. I remember that when I was growing up, Leon used to tell me I reminded him of you, Roz, and that, until a few years ago, he remembered my birthday. In those and other ways, he always made me feel so special! I hope that your own special memories of your dad help you through this difficult time. ‎המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים Debbie

Louise Wolman - 6 days ago

Dear Roz and family I'm so sorry for your loss. May your wonderful memories sustain you at this time. My deepest sympathy. Louise

Marim and Mark Tobenstein - 6 days ago

To the Penn family Our condolences to you on the loss of a very special patriarch. He was a stalwart of Shaare Zedek. Florence and Leon were always at shul together My father Sol and my aunt Gertie and the Penns and Rabbi Lefell and cantor Fogel What great memories Harold ,you are creating those memories with your grandchildren y your side at Beth Tikvah He was a very special man and will be dearly missed by all three generations

Leona and Eddy jasnoch - 6 days ago

Dear family, we were very saddened to hear of your dad's passing. A true gentleman. Our sincerest condolences. May you have no more sorrows

Lydia Lechter - 6 days ago

Dear Harold and the entire Penn Family. We were saddened to hear of the loss of your dear father Leon and send you our most sincere condolences. Wishing you be spared from further sorrow; sincerely, Lydia and Eddie Lechter

Noreen & Marvin Hershorn - 6 days ago

Dear Roz & Norman May we extend our sincere condolences on the loss of your wonderful father. Your father was an exceptional person...warm, compassionate and empathetic. He always made my parents feel welcome and comfortable when they attended Sabbath services at Shaare Zedek on their visits to Montreal from Ottawa. There was an amazing chemistry between my Dad and Leon. Your Dad was an inspiration to all who met him. His leadership, kindness and good humour was a template for a meaningful and constructive life. May the memories of your Dad comfort you in the months ahead. In Deepest Sympathy Noreen & Marvin Hershorn

Edith and Marty Szwarcok - 6 days ago

Dear Penn family,our sincere condolences on the passing of Leon.May his memory of all the great and happy times serve as a comfort and ease through this time. Edith and Marty Szwarcok

miriam and allan gordon - 6 days ago

dear family Penn .. our thoughts and prayers and with you may his memory be a blessing to all of you ... miriam and allan

Millie Karpman - 6 days ago

Dear Roz and family, My sincere condolences to you and your family. It is never easy losing a parent no matter the age. Warmly, Millie

Eileen Rabinovitch - 6 days ago

Dear Ros , Harold and families, My deepest sympathies on the passing of your beloved father. May the lifetime of beautiful and rich memories you shared with your Dad bring you much comfort during this sad time .

Ernest and Caroline Burman - 6 days ago

Dear Ros and Norman, Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your father. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Joy & Fred Pellatt - 6 days ago

Roz & Norman Please accept our most sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved father and father-in-law. May your memories be a blessing at this time

Andrea and Frank Weinstein - 6 days ago

Dear Penn Family, Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Leon. May you be comforted by the legacy of love that he left.

Ellen and Morris Rudnitsky - 6 days ago

Dear Harold, Roz, and family. Please accept our deepest condolences on your loss. May your memories of Leon comfort you at this time. Ellen and Morris

Eva Kuper - 6 days ago

Dear Roz, Norman, Donna and the entire family, Please accept my deepest condolences on this your latest loss among so many. I did not know your father/grandfather but the messages of sympathy are very moving and attest to the many wonderful years you shared with him. May the love and support of your family and friends sustain you as you mourn and remember. Eva Kuper

Carol & Joe Mendelssohn - 6 days ago

Dear Roz & Norman & Family, Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father..May wonderful family memories help to sustain you at this sad time. Carol & Joe Mendelssohn

Kathy and Allan Zuckerman - 6 days ago

To the Penn family we extend our sincere condolences. May your happy memories of Leon comfort you in the days ahead. Leon was an inspiration to all who knew him. He was the patriarch par excellence,of your family and our community. His wisdom, warmth, good humour and kindness will serve as a blueprint for living a meaningful and blessed life. We will sadly miss him, but we know he is now at peace with his beautiful Florence.

Suzanne and Edmond Elbaz - 6 days ago

Dearest Penn Family, It is with a very heart that we send you this message of sympathy . You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.May pleasant memories sustain you . Very sincerely, Fanny Leffell and Suzanne and Edmond.

Elaine and Eric Davis - 6 days ago

Dear Roslyn and family: So sorry to hear of your great loss. Our thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. Sincerely, Elaine and Eric Davis.

Vivian & Brahms E. Silver - 6 days ago

Dear Roslyn and Norman, please accept our sincere expression of sympathy on the loss of your father / father-in-law. May he rest in peace and may his memory ever be for a blessing.

Fran Yagod - 6 days ago

Dear Roz and family. Sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved Leon. He certainly led a most interesting and fruitful life.Thinking of you at this most difficult time. Fondly Fran

Claire Nudel - 6 days ago

Dear Roz, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. May you be spared any further sorrows.

Linda Camlot - 6 days ago

Dear Roz and extended Penn Family. My deepest sympathies on the loss of your dear dad. From what I've read he seems to have been a very special man to so many - a patriarch to carry in your heart forever.

Steven and Tina Zeitz - 6 days ago

Dear Harold and family. Our sincere condolences on your loss .Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time .

Bryna Bruder-Wechsler - 6 days ago

Dear Harold, Wishing you and your family my condolences at this time . I am so sorry for your loss. Bryna Bruder-Wechsler

Maureen Grodinsky - 6 days ago

Dear Penn Family; My deepest condolences on the passing of a lovely , caring man.I had the good fortune of spending time with him when he lived at the Castel Royale with his wife. They were a beautiful couple. He was kind enough to help with the services at my farther’s shiva

Esti Jedeikin - 6 days ago

Dear Roslyn and Norman, Donna, Alana and David, My heartfelt condolences on your loss. Fondly, Esti

Shelley Rosenberg - 6 days ago

Dear Harold & Family, My deepest sympathies on the loss of your father. So many memories of my late father & Leon at the Shaare Zedek. May the wonderful memories help during this difficult time.

Willie Lerman - 6 days ago

Dear Penn family, I will never forget that Leon was the only member of the shul that befriended my father. He was an exceptional kind man. You are all very lucky to have been part of his life. Our heart felt sympathy. Shirley an Willie

The Busner Family - 6 days ago

Dear Harold, We are so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. We know this is a very sad and difficult time for you and your family. You have our very deepest sympathy. Condolences on your loss!!!!

Ruth & Archie Katz - 6 days ago

Dear Roz, Norman and the entire Penn family. We are deeply saddened to have read of your patriarch's passing. Your Dad was the kind of person we felt would live forever (and he will through you---his devoted family) You have wonderful memories to cling to and may you have the strength to guide you through this very sad time. Be well. Sincerely, Ruth & Archie

Freda Gasoi - 6 days ago

My sincere sympathy on the loss of a truly wonderful man,

Marla Wexler - 6 days ago

Dear Penn family, Our deepest condolences on your loss. Leon was a kind man. He was a wonderful friend to my father. May your memories bring you comfort. Marla Wexler and Earl Diamond

Sandra & Stephen Segal - 6 days ago

Dear Roz and Norman, We would like to extend our condolences for you loss. May your many fond memories turn tears to smiles. Your neighbors, Sandy & Steve

Odette and Norman Fox - 6 days ago

Dear Penn Family Our sincere condolence to the loss of a dear gentleman and pillar to his family and the Shaare Zedek Congregation. He will always be remembered for his good moral and humour. From the entire Fox Family

GEORGE NASHEN - 6 days ago

To the family of the late Leon. It was with extreme pleasure to have called Leon my friend for so many years. A truly fine gentleman who was a wonderful mench. Phyllis joins me in offering our sincere condolences. George.

Betty and Malcolm Citrin - 6 days ago

Dear Roz and Family, Our sincerest condolences to you on the loss of your Father. We always heard such wonderful stories about him from the late Gladys and Manny Weigensberg. May he rest in peace.

roslyn & jay kazenel - 6 days ago

Dear Roslyn ,Norman & family the loss of a parent is a given to which we all fall prone.---- may he R.I.P.

Norman Simon - 6 days ago

So sorry to hear that Leon has left us. He was such a fine gentleman. I knew him from the time I was a child till recently when he was unable to attend shul anymore. We at the Shaare Zedek Congregation will miss him very much. May his memory be a blessing to all whose lives he touched.

Dorothy and Allan Salomon - 6 days ago

To the entire family we send our sympathies. Unfortunately we are out of town now but hope the memories you have will sustain you at this sad time.

Harriet Sandell - 6 days ago

I extend my deepest sympathy to everyone. Harriet Sandell

Natalie & Sheldon Cutler - 6 days ago

Dear Harold & Family, Our sincere condolences on the loss of your Father. May your family be spared further sorrow. Natalie and Sheldon Cutler

PHIL SILVERS - 6 days ago

Dear ROZ,NORMAN and family. Please accept our deepest and sincerest condolences on the passing of your father.From reading the condolences,he was a well and respected individual who was loved by all. You must be very proud ...May he rest in peace..may you all be well and cherish the memories PHIL & SHIRLEY

Phyllis and Morad Kimia - 7 days ago

Dear Roz and family, Our deepest and sincere condolences to you and your family on your very sad loss. Phyllis & Morad

Avrum Stark - 7 days ago

To the Penn family, my sincerest condolences. I joined Shaare Zedek when my father passed away 27 years ago. Leon was present in my life every day for 11 months. He made me feel that I had a place at Shaare Zedek. It was truly a pleasure bringing him toys which he gave to his grandchildren.

Sheila Gelber Sutton - 7 days ago

Dear Roslyn: My sincere condolences to you and your dear family the passing of your dear Father. To his friends and others he was exemplary, to you a gift, a truly loving and devoted Father. May his memory be an inspiration and blessing to all his loved ones. Warm regards, Sheila

Leonard Miller & Cookie Lang - 7 days ago

Dear Penn families. Our deepest sympathies to all on the passing of Leon. I will always remember his mentoring to me at Shaare Zedek. He will be missed by all he touched. May God spare you any further sorrows.

Shirley Meltzer - 7 days ago

My sincerest condolences to the Penn family. Leon made us so comfortable when we joined the Shaare Zedek. He was a very special man.

Helene Karp - 7 days ago

Dear Roz and Harold and the whole family, I have such wonderful memories of Uncle Leo and your mom Auntie Florence. I remember them laughing and enjoying life with my parents, Howard and Shirley Karp. Uncle Leo was also so welcoming to us when we had our sons’ bar mitzvahs at the Sharre Zedek. He was truly a special man and will be missed.

Elaine & Steve Wohl - 7 days ago

Dear Roz and Family, Leon was a very special man with a very special heart. We will miss him. Our most sincere condolences to all.

Tessa Berger - 7 days ago

Dear Harold, Rosa, and family, Please accept my condolences on the loss of a beloved family member. May time and good memories offer some comfort. Tessa Berger

Esther Marovitch - 7 days ago

Please accept my sincere condolences.

Paula and Milton Joseph - 7 days ago

Dear Roslyn and family, We were saddened to learn of Leon's passing.Hè was very much loved and admired. Sorry we can't be with you, but our thoughts are with you and your family.

Arlene & Allan Margolese - 7 days ago

Dear Roz, Norman, Harold, Rosa and families. We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Leon was a bright light and true mensch. It was such a delight running into him when visiting our mother/mother-in-law at the Castel Royale. He always had a friendly greeting, kind demeanor and wanting to share a joke or two. May the light of his neshama forever shine and the wonderful memories he created over the years comfort you.

Carla & Allan Levine - 7 days ago

Sending the family sincere condolences on the loss of this wonderful man. Hoping your special memories help sustain you at this difficult time.

Allan J. Levine - 7 days ago

Leon’s comrades from Branch 97 RC Legion wish to express our sincere condolences to the family.

Karen & Abe Gerstein - 7 days ago

Dear Roz, Norman and Family, What a wonderful man. Leon was loved by all who knew him. Shaare Zedek was his home away from home. We were the lucky ones who had the opportunity to share his warmth, kindness and leadership. Our heartfelt condolences to you. May your fond memories console you. Karen & Abe

Cindy Berger - 7 days ago

Dear Roslyn, Harold and family It is with a very sad heart that I offer my sincere condolences at this time. Mr. Penn was truely the example of the "old school" gentleman of Shaare Zedek". One of the original founders. He always prided himself in reminding me of wonderful memories he had of my late parents. "good night sweet prince, and may the flight of Angel's sing you to your rest"

Chainie Zikman - 7 days ago

Dear Roslyn Our sincerest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your beloved father. He was truly a wonderful human being always there to welcome us with a kind word when we came to shul & always remembering everyone’s names. May your fond memories help & comfort you through this difficult time. Fondly, Chainie & Bruce Zikman

Rhoda & Barry Chicoine - 7 days ago

Dear Roslyn, Norman and family. Barry and I offer our sincere condolences. Your dad was a very special person that we will never forget. You should not know of any more sorrows.

Susan and Neil Alper - 7 days ago

Dear Harold, Rosa and family, Our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved father, grand-father and great-grandfather. May the memories you shared bring you comfort during this sad and difficult time. Susie and Neil

Eric Gralnick - 7 days ago

Leo Penn was the gold standard for a gentle and kind man. His warmth and inclusive nature became the cornerstone of all that is good about Shaare Zedek. As years progressed and his health was clearly in decline, Leon maintained the highest level of dignity. Leon was beloved by all who had the privilege of knowing him and he will be dearly missed. Eric and Brenda Gralnick

Carol & Johnny Posluns - 7 days ago

Dear Harold, Rosa and Family. Our condolences on the loss of your father/father-in-law. May all the wonderful memories help you through this difficult time. Wishing you no more sorrows. Carol and Johnny

Hinda Packard - 7 days ago

Roslyn... sending my sincere condolences on the passing of your father.

Roslyn Schneidman - 7 days ago

Dear Roslyn and families, I was saddened to learn of the death of your beloved Dad. He will be remembered as a true "mench". "May you be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem" Roslyn Schneidman

Dorothy Apfeld Langburt - 7 days ago

Dear Roslyn, Norman and Family Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. and grandfather. He was truly a very nice gentleman. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. May he rest in peace. Dorothy and Shlomo

Alvin and Shirley - 7 days ago

Dear Roz, Norman and Family, Alvin and I extend our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved father. May you be spared further sorrow.

Evie and Irving Applebee - 7 days ago

Dear Roz, Norm and family Our sincerest condolences on the passing of Leon. Evie and Irving

Ruth and Mel Shulman - 7 days ago

Dear Roslyn and family please accept our most sincere sympathy on the death of your Dad. It was always so nice seeing our dads hanging out together at Maimonides. He will be missed. Ruth and Mel

Carole Spector - 7 days ago

Dear Penn family,our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss Leon.He was Mr Shaare Zedek and will be missed by all. May the wonderful memories you have give you strength at this difficult time Fondly Carole and Allen

Sherri and Lee Goren - 7 days ago

Dear Harold and Rosa, Shari Anne, Tammiy and families, deepest condolences on your loss. May your father and grandfather rest in peace and may the memories you have be a blessing.

Toby Shulman - 7 days ago

Dear Roz and Norman, Harold and Rosa, and your families, My sincerest condolences on the loss of your beloved Leon - adored father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, family member, synagogue stalwart, and friend to everyone. Such beautiful tributes show what a mensch he was. May you all be comforted as the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem and have no more sorrows.

Anne Rosen - 7 days ago

Dear Roslyn and Penn Family, My deepest sympathy to you and your Family on the loss of your beloved Father, Anne Rosen

Gerry and Sabina Green - 7 days ago

Sabina and I offer our sincere condolences to Harold and the entire Penn family. May your memories sustain you during this sad time and make you smile often.

Ellen Pesner - 7 days ago

Mr. Penn was ‘a prince of a man’. Rest in peace dear Lippe. My deepest sympathies to the family.

Sondra Edelstein Sherman - 7 days ago

Dear Roslyn and family, I need to send my condolences especially on behalf of my late dad, Max Edelstein, who was your dad’s synagogue friend. My dad always spoke of Leon with great admiration and respect. Your dad was friend to all. My thoughts are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

Iona and Marvin Redler - 7 days ago

Our sincere condolences to the entire family. Whenever we attended Shaare Zedek, where Marvin's parents were life long members, Leon was happily present with a smile, kind words and an aliyah. May the wonderful memories you have of this special man bring comfort to you all.

Helen Karanofsky Zipes - 7 days ago

Deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved Father. I remember him so well from Shaare Zedek. I hope your happy memories will sustain you in these sad times. Baruch Dayan ha’Emet

Ruth Dunsky - 7 days ago

Dear Roz, Norman and Family, Please accept my sincere sympathies on the death of your dear father. Although he lived a long life, it's always sad to lose a loved one. May your good memories comfort you.

Marilyn Segal - 7 days ago

Dear Roz, My condolences to you & your entire family. Marilyn Segal

Yossi and jackie silver - 7 days ago

I think Leon was the nicest person i ever met. He was loved by everyone who knew him. A perfect gentle man. Will be missed. Ous sympathies to his family.

Carole & Larry Lerman - 7 days ago

Dear Roslyn and the Penn Family, Our since condolences on the loss of Leon. He was a true gentleman and gentle soul. May all your treasured memories help you through this difficult time. Carole and Larry

Pearl and Lew Cooper - 7 days ago

To the entire Penn Family We are so saddened to learn of Leon’s passing. He was always the most profound Gentleman to work with at the Shaare Zedek May he Rest In Peace.

Suanne Stein - 7 days ago

Dear Harold, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I hope that wonderful memories ease your grief at this time.

Naomi Sweeney - 7 days ago

My sincere condolences on your loss.

Susie & Mark Kashetsky - 7 days ago

Harrold and family our deepest sympathies on your loss, may your fond memories console you.

Moishe Campbell - 7 days ago

My sincere condolences to you and your family. May you and your family be spared from any further sorrow

Esti Mayer - 7 days ago

Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I was not fortunate enough to meet your patriarch, but I know you, his family. I therefore lnow what a remarkable man he was, because you, whom he raised, are remarkable people as well. May his memory be a blessing to you, and may you find solace in the memories of his well lived life. May God comfort you among the mourners of Zion.

jack cooperberg and nancy - 7 days ago

My "adopted Father", Leon Penn, no matter what challenges he faced his dedication to the Shaare Zedek Community never waned. LOOK OUT HEAVENS AND OPEN YOUR ARMS, LEON IS ON HIS WAY.

Hymie Orzech - 7 days ago

You have my condolences

Amiel Bender - 7 days ago

Dear Harold, Rosa and family, So sorry to hear about your Father's passing. May G-d give you strength and comfort in these difficult times

Janie Respitz - 7 days ago

Please accept my heartfelt condolences at this sad time. Janie

Howie Silbiger - 7 days ago

When I worked at the Shaare Zedek back in the late '90s, Leon was ever present in the synagogue. He always had a kind word, a piece of advice and a welcoming smile. Years later, after I left the job, every time I ran into Leon, he would smile and greet me by name. He was a kind, friendly and gentle man. My condolences on your loss. May your family be spared any further sorrow.

Linda and Murray Notkin - 7 days ago

We are so sorry for you loss. He was a beloved and wise man, full of joy and love.

Oren Gelbart - 7 days ago

Our condolences to the family.

Doreen and Gerald Bloch - 7 days ago

Dear Roslyn Norman and entire Family. Our sincere condolences on the loss of your dear Father..

Nancy Kaplan - 7 days ago

To the entire family Leon Penn was a prince amongst princes. A kind, caring, considerate gentleman that always had a twinkle in his eye. For those who were lucky to know him or to be privileged to have spent quality time with him, knewvthat we were standing in front of a giant.. a force,.. a mensch in the nth degree! He lived every day in dignity and with the knowledge that his family surrounded him. How good is that! May the wonderful memories you have of him sustain you in this time of sorrow.He was truly an epitome of what a celebration of life Is all about. My heartfelt sympathies ,, Nancy🌹

Nella and Miron - 7 days ago

Dear Roz and Norman, Harold and Rosa, and your families, Leon's inspiration, generosity of spirit, kindness and love will continue to live on in you his family, in his friends, in the Shaare Zedek community, and in so many of us who knew and loved him. We are with you in spirit at this time of sadness. The Montreal Jewish Community mourn with you the loss of a loving family man, as well as a leader, a mentor and, like your brother/brother-in-law, the late Rabbi Martin Penn, a very special "honourable mensch." Our heartfelt condolences to you all. Love, Nella and Miron

Denise and Sheldon Popliger - 7 days ago

Dear Penn Family, Please accept our sincerest condolences at this sad time. BDE

Sheila Ornstein - 7 days ago

Dear Penn Family. My sincere condolences to all of you on the loss of Leon, the patriarch of your family. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Claudia and Saul Gutberg - 7 days ago

Dear Roz, Norm and entire Penn family. Please accept our most sincere condolences on the loss of your father. Growing up as kids in NDG my memories of your dad were those of a kind, intelligent and thoughtful man. May you have no more sorrows. Claudia and Saul Gutberg.

Susan Babins Segall - 7 days ago

Our deepest condolences to the entire family.Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.Susan &Michael

Elly and Howard Popliger - 7 days ago

Dear Harold,Rosa and Family, Our sincerest condolences on your great loss. May your fond memories help sustain you during these difficult days. Wishing you no more sorrow.

Rhea and Ricky Tock - 7 days ago

Dear Harold,Rosa and extended family. Please accept on behalf of Ricky and myself our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your beloved Father ..We hope all the cherished memories you shared will bring you comfort during these days ahead! May his memory be a blessing!BDE❤️

Margie Stober - 7 days ago

Dear Roz, My condolences to you and your family. Leon was a true gentleman; we will miss him. My thoughts are with you at this time.

Sheila Pearl - 7 days ago

Dear Penn Family, Sincere condolences on your great loss. Leon was a pillar of strength for Shaare Zedek Synagogue. He was a very fine and caring gentleman. He left a wonderful legacy of a life well lived and will be missed by so many people. Wishing you strength and long life, Fondly, Sheila

Gloria & Stephen Schneider & Family- - 7 days ago

Dear Roz, Donna, David,Fallyn &Family- Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear father & grandfather. He will be remembered fondly for his warmth, humour and love of life. He is now re-united with his much-adored bride.

Rozzie and Aaron - 7 days ago

Dear Penn Family So sad to hear of Uncle Leo's passing . He was always generous of spirit with a kind word for everyone. You have wonderful memories that we know will help you through this very difficult time.

Rosanne Katz - 7 days ago

Dear Roslyn, So sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. I know what a wonderful daughter you have been, and wish you no more sorrow. Rosanne Katz

Penni & Gerry Mallen - 7 days ago

Dear Roz & family, please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your dad. May the many memories you shared over the years help you at this most difficult time.

Rebecca and Jack Lisogurski - 7 days ago

Dear Roz & Norm We are sadden to hear of your loss. Sincere condolences.

Bill Ornstein - 7 days ago

My sincerest condolences to the Penn family on the loss of Leon

Cindy Hershon - 7 days ago

My condolences on the loss of your father/father-law/Zaida. My thoughts are with you at the this difficult time. Baruch Dayan HaEmet.

Golda & Allan Kligman - 7 days ago

Dear Roz and Family, Please accept our deepest condolences on Leon's passing. He was a very special individual, a real mench, someone who will be greatly missed. May the many cherished memories be a comfort to you all during this very difficult time.

Arthur K Newman - 7 days ago

Lipa Ben zeve, was the man with our Larry Wexler got me involved with Shul , Shaare Zedek. He was a mentor to me and many others. Penn family remember him wth love and good memories, may he Rest In Peace, Diane and Arthur K Nrwman

Beverley Glassman - 7 days ago

Dear Roz and family, My sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your beloved father. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Beverley Glassman

Arthur Ruby - 7 days ago

Dear Penn Family, I am one of the volunteers who brought Leon to weekday morning services at Maimonides. Attending services was very important to him. He was a very fine and nice individual. It was a pleasure knowing and working with him. My condolences.

Leslie Ann Ungar Wener - 7 days ago

Dearest Penn family, although I only saw your dad a few times on 5 N, I was able to see what a lovely man he was. I am going to miss seeing Roslyn and Harold. You are the nicest people!!! Baruch Dayan Ha'Emet, Mr.Penn.. Leslie (5 N)

Edith Orleans - 7 days ago

Please accept my sincerest condolences. Mr. Penn will be missed by all. He was certainly very special to our family

Sandi and Norman Parnass - 7 days ago

Dear Roz, Norman and family, Please accept our most sincere condolences on the loss of Leon. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We hope that the memories will sustain you through this most difficult and sad time. Sincerely, Sandi and Norman

Lorna Bierbrier - 7 days ago

Dear Roz, Norman, Harold, Rosa and the entire family, I send my condolences on the loss of Leon. Though I did not know him well, I can see by the condolences that he was a very special person and led a life well lived. May the good memories help you through this sad time.

marion caplan - 7 days ago

Dear Roslyn and Family. My sincerest condolences on the loss of your beloved dad. The respect and love he was given only expresses what a wonderful giving man he was. May all your memories carry you through this difficult time.

Bob Lehrer - 7 days ago

My condolences to us all. It is a sad time indeed but let us be thankful that Uncle Leo had been a such a great part, example, and cornerstone of the family and Jewish community as a whole. A true mensch. I am glad I have great memories and can honestly say I miss him already as i close my eyes i can hear his voice say "Hello Bobby" Rest in peace with Auntie Florence my good man.

Rhona Blitt - 7 days ago

Dear Roz Sincere sympathy to you on the loss of your very dear father. May you have no more sorrow. Rhona Blitt

Judy Perlus - 7 days ago

Our deepest condolences to the Penn family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time Judy and Tom Perlus

Cyla Hus - 7 days ago

Dear Roslyn and family, my sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved father. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Joanie & Allan Reichson - 7 days ago

Dear Harold & Rosa, Extending our condolences to you and the entire Penn Family at this difficult sad time.

Barbara and Paul Arnovitz - 7 days ago

To me he was a very special gentleman. I was when we first meet was an name-only Jew. When my Mother passed he was there taking over and instructing my duty as a Jewish son. That was 32 years ago. From then I learned something about being a Jew. I be forever in his debt, he helped me at a time of need not really knowing me.

Paul Morton & Sandy Baitel - 7 days ago

Dear Roslyn,Norman , Harold ,Rose &the entire Penn family, Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time .. we want to share our thoughts with you about Leon. Your Leon was a very special individual..these things were what was very special to him..his beloved wife Florence ,all his family , and those of us in his Shaare Zedek Family . Leon had the most beautiful sparkling eyes they would simply light up when he spoke of his Florence ,and any of the children As a member of the Shul family he was considered Mr. Shaare Zedek. Leon was active on the Board , the Brotherhood..he was always selling raffle tickets ...and of course the Minyanaires .. Whenever Sandy & I went to Israel he would always give me, US currency to give to a poor person on the street in Jerusalem & a note for the wall . That was yours & our Leon , a kind loving family man ,and a man of the community .. He will be missed by everyone whose lives he touched . Rest in Peace Dear Friend

Lorna Burack - 7 days ago

Elaine Kronish - 7 days ago

Dear Roslyn and family Please accept my sincere condolences. Elaine

Lenore Plafker - 7 days ago

Dear Roz and family, My sincere condolences on your loss. May you find comfort in the wonderful memories you have and the warmth of loved ones and friends at this time, Lenore Plafker

Rickiee & Bernie Itovitch - 7 days ago

Dear Rosa Harold & Family Our sincere condolences on the loss of your father .May you know of no further sorrow.

Rosalie and Bill Greenberg - 7 days ago

Dear Family of Leon Penn, He was a friend of my Dad, The Late Moe Caplan. Leon was very special. Our sincere condolences. Rosalie and Bill Greenberg

Bella and Mark - 7 days ago

Dear Harold and Rosa Thinking of you at this very sad time. We send our sincerest condolences to you and your family

Recia Gordon - 7 days ago

Dear Roz, Norman and Family; My most sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved Dad. May the very special bond that you shared along with the many wonderful memories you have sustain you and bring you comfort at this sad time. Recia

Merle and John Finkelstein - 7 days ago

Dear Harold, Rosa and families, John joins me in offering our sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather. May the memories you share offer you some comfort. BDE Merle and John

Carol and Seymour Posner - 7 days ago

Our sincere condolences to the Penn family. We are thinking of you at this sad time. May the memories of the good times you all share be a source of comfort.

Judy and Billy Burak - 7 days ago

Dear Roslyn, Harold and Families, We were truly saddened to hear about the passing of your father, Leon. He was a real gentleman. Please accept our deepest condolences. Our hearts go out to you at this most difficult time. May the wonderful memories that you shared and cherished give you strength. Fondly, Judy and Billy

Eileen Ornstein - 7 days ago

I am very saddened to learn of the death of a wonderful man. Leo was the epitome off menschlichkeit. His kindness and selflessness knew no bounds. He treated all people with respect. He adored his family, referring to his children as his jewels. Leo did not live for material things; rather, he lived for his family, his synagogue, and Hashem. My sincere condolences to his loved ones.

Joseph - 7 days ago

Mr. Leon Penn was a real outstanding upright gentleman and a pillar of our community, we offer to the family our warmest condolences, he will be greatly missed by all.

Beatrice Levine - 7 days ago

Dear Roslyn and family: My deepest sympathy on the sad passing of your Father. The loss of a parent at any age is hard . I wish you long life and may you be spared further sorrow. Beatrice

Debby and Manny Vineberg - 7 days ago

Dear Roz, Harold and families, Throughout his life, Leon had two great loves. The first was the love of family as a husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and great grandfather. His love and pride of family showed in every conversation. His second great love was for Shaare Zedek and his Shaare Zedek family. Always there for all of us, whether to offer words of welcome, comfort or to help with fund raising. He will be sorely missed by all, but his presence will always be felt in SZC. Rest in peace dear Leon. Debby and Manny

Suzanne Adelson-Sylvere - 7 days ago

Dear Roz and entire family. May your example of family devotion be admired. Please accept my deepest condolence on the loss of your beloved Dad, his legacy continues through the extraordinary family he brought up. To the Penn family, may you be spared further sorrow. My prayers are with you during this sad time. Love.Suzanne

Esther & Steve Wise - 7 days ago

Dear Roz & norman Our most deepest condolences on the loss of your father. You were a very devoted daughter and your father now is at peace. Our very best wishes to you and yours.

Franceen Finesilver - 7 days ago

Dear Roslyn and Family,Allan and I send our sincere condolences to all of you.May Leon Rest In Peace and May you all remember his strength and tenacity.Warmly,Franceen

Elizabeth Dakin - 7 days ago

Dear Roslyn and family, My condolences on your loss. I will always remember how kind Leon was to me in the years I attended Shaar Zedek.

Brenda & Steve Rodier - 7 days ago

Dear Harold & Rosa, Roz and families, We were so saddened to read the news on your beloved Dad's, passing. We understand that he did so much 'good' in his Shaar Zedek community. The apple certainly doesn't fall far from the tree! We share our sincere condolences on your loss. May his memory always be a blessing.

Diane and Allan Chandler - 7 days ago

Dear Roz and family Our deepest sympathy on your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Frances Freeman - 7 days ago

Dear Rosa and Harold, please accept my sincerest sympathy on the loss of your beloved father and father in law. May his memory be a blessing for everyone. Frances (Faigie) Freeman

Barbara Prupas Amihod - 7 days ago

Dear Roslyn, Harold and family, Our sincere condolences. May you find comfort in your memories of fun and happy times together. ברוך דיין אמת Barbara and Solli Prupas-Amihod

Rhoda & Howard Kruger - 7 days ago

Our deepest condolences to the Penn family. We are thinking of you during this difficult time.

Sylvia & Sam Chadnick - 7 days ago

To all families of Leon, Our most sincere condolences on the passing of Leon,a true gentleman. May you know no more sorrows,with all our sympathy, Sylvia & Sam Chadnick

Susan and Roni Hayut - 7 days ago

Our deepest condolences to the entire family.

Jo-Anna & Kenny Mandel - 7 days ago

Our deep condolences go out to the whole Penn family. So sorry for your loss. May your family be spared any more sorrows.

Yosef Dov Robinson - 7 days ago

To the Penn family, I extend my sincerest condolences on the loss of such a wonderful human being who I got to work with (leading services) at Maimonides and, before that, the Castel Royale! Best regards, Yosef

Helen Copelovitch - 7 days ago

Dear Roslyn and family My heartfelt condolences on your loss. May you be spared further sorrow.

Sarah Samra and family - 7 days ago

Leon was my unique friend. He was the living embodiment of Shaare Zedek’s history and the essence of the shul’s generous spirit. He invariably found a joke to fit the occasion, or a smile with which to welcome his wide circle of friends. G-d was his Guide and his Friend, and his faithful, personal service to Him, through good, bad and awful times never failed to inspire me. We could talk about anything, the conversation remaining fresh and relevant despite the gap in our respective ages. He was a magnet for anyone who took the time to heed his wisdom or partake, vicariously, of his experiences during the War or afterwards. His love for his cherished Florence was one for the ages: Romeo’s accolades for Juliet pale next to the words of praise Leon expressed for his beloved. And their love endured far beyond that of Shakespeare’s couple. Her photograph and her presence, always at his side, his love for her shone from his beautiful eyes. He had wonderful children who tended to him with outstanding care. Baruch Dayan Ha’emet. May they know of no further sorrow. Blessed he was, as were we who knew him. I shall miss you dearly, Leon, but remember you forever. Sarah

Marlene Haupt - 7 days ago

Dear Roz and Family ,So sorry to read that your special dad passed away.We go back along way and it was so nice to bump into your parents in Florida too.Please accept our condolences on your sad loss Marlene(Blau) and Abie Haupt

Cathy Abourbih - 7 days ago

Dear Roz and family, please accept our condolences on the passing of your very special dad. He made Shaare Zedek a welcoming shul for us all. Cathy and Ben Abourbih

Stacey Chandler - 7 days ago

Dear Roz, Norm, Alana, Donna, David & family, I was so sorry to hear about "Grandpa Leo", I have heard so many wonderful stories over the years. May his memory be a blessing. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Love, Stacey

Renee Karp and Ed Katz - 7 days ago

Dear Roz and entire Penn family, Our most sincere condolences on the passing of your father....a true gentleman and "patriarch" of the Shaare Zedek community. You father was always welcoming, humble and sincere.....a true "mensch" in every sense of the word. May his memory be for a blessing.

Marla Pinsky - 7 days ago

Dear Roslyn and Family, I was saddened to learn of your dad's passing. Please know that my thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Fondly, Marla Pinsky

Adam and Abby Caron - 7 days ago

Hello everyone (Grumpy and the entire family from Penn to Weizel to Levine, Malin and Strebinger in the middle), Abby and I would like to extend our deepest sympathies on the passing of uncle Leo. Love Abby and Adam