David M. Leinwand, 68, of Forsyth, passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Northern Montana Care Center in Havre.
David was born to William "Jake" and Florence (Weiss) Leinwand on May 27, 1943, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He attended Eastern Montana College and graduated from Rocky Mountain College in 1966 with his teaching degree. David married Joan Hubbard in March 31, 1967, in St. Anthony, Idaho. Their union was blessed with four children.
David’s first career as a history teacher gave him experiences in rural schools in Montana as well as urban schools in New York. He took a break from teaching to pursue a career in sales, yet it was his love for teaching that ultimately brought him back to his first love as a special education teacher for Custer County Schools.
Over the years, David enjoyed lifting weights, traveling to Florida and New Jersey every year to see friends and family, and traveling to Seattle with his wife, Joan. He most especially loved watching his grandchildren in their activities and enjoyed spending time with them.
He was preceded in death by his parents and cousin David Brown. David is survived by his wife, Joan, of Forsyth; his four children, Alissa Leinwand of Billings, Kirk Leinwand of Glendive, Beth Leinwand of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Michael (Jane) Leinwand of Havre; five grandchildren, Jacob, Jayson, Jarret, Tyson and Lindsey; several relatives on the East Coast, as well as brothers-in-law, Dennis (Diane) and Mark (Linda) Hubbard, their families; and his mother-in-law, Margaret Hubbard.
Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be held at the Haugo Center of Riverview Village at 11 a. m. on Saturday, May 26, 2012 in Forsyth.
Interment of cremains will take place in the Rosebud County Cemetery, with a private family burial. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rosebud County Library in Forsyth or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Holland & Bonine Funeral Home in Havre has been entrusted with the arrangements.