Robert A. Leete, Jr., 82 of Wall, passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. Bob was born in West Point, NY and raised in Andover, MA. He was a graduate of Andover High School, received his undergrad for Physical Education from Springfield College, Springfield, MA. and his master’s from Trenton State College in Education Administration. Bob lettered for four years at Springfield in Gymnastics and was New England State Champion on the Rings. He moved to Wall Township in 1959 to teach in the brand-new Wall High School. Bob’s teaching career spanned 33 years. Through those years Bob was Department Head of Physical Education and prior to his retirement in 1992 he was Athletics Director. During his tenure at Wall High School Bob coached Football from 1961 to 1986, head coach for boys’ gymnastics in the 1960’s and 1970’s. He was the director of swimming from 1961 until 1977 at Manasquan River Yacht Club. In 1977 he purchased Silton Swim School, where he can credited with teaching thousands of children to swim over the last 43 years. Bob was a member of the Lion’s Club, Sure Shot Gun Club and Manasquan River Golf Club. He was responsible for instilling the love of swimming, skiing, Vermont vacations to the Summit Lodge, and golf to his children and grandchildren.
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Bob was predeceased by his parents Robert and Helen Leete; his two brothers Kevin and Richard Leete. He is survived by his two brothers James Leete of Sandwich, MA and Donald and Elaine Leete of Boston, MA, his devoted wife of 60 years Nancy (nee Zamarra) Leete of Wall; his loving children Donna and Mark Woszczak, Susie and Gregory Panasuk and Robert and Gina Leete all of Wall. Bob was the cherished grandfather of seven grandchildren; Danielle (Phil) Nestler, Blaine (Valentina) Woszczak, Bradford (Natalie) Woszczak, Alex Panasuk, Luke Panasuk, Bobby Leete and Hannah Leete, and 5 great grandchildren; Amelia Nestler, Savannah Nestler, Brooks Woszczak, Brody Woszczak and Jason Woszczak.
Arrangements are under the care of Orender Family Home for Funerals 2643 Old Bridge Road Manasquan, NJ. Funeral service was private and entombment will be in St Catharine’s Mausoleum, Sea Girt. Memorial donations may be made to POAC Autisms Services 1999 RT 88 Brick, NJ 08724-1098. There will be a “Celebration of Life” service in mid to late August 2021 at Silton Swim School. Please check funeral home website for exact date later in 2021. To send condolences to the family please visit www.orenderfamilyhome.com.