Calvin Leichtling, 90, of Scotch Plains and Delray Beach, Fla., died March 27, 2012. Born and raised in Newark, he formerly resided in Linden.
Mr. Leichtling worked as a certified life underwriter (CLU) for 25 years with The Equitable, and held a life insurance license.
He was a member of the class of 1939 at Weequahic High School, Newark.
He was a World War II veteran, serving in the China, Burma, and India Theater and participating in the building of the Burma Road.
He served as a neighborhood watch volunteer at the Lakes of Delray.
Predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Pearl, he is survived by two sons, Mark and Gary; his daughter, Rita Loew; five grandchildren; and his caregiver, Evans Boamah.
Services were held March 29 with arrangements by J.L. Apter Memorial Chapels of Cedar Grove. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Healthcare Services, 105 Fieldcrest Ave., Suite 402, Edison, NJ 08837, Attn: Jill Levine.