Obituary: Stephen Leyden, Avid Mets & Jets Fan
Oak Ridge resident was husband and father of three.
Stephen A. Leyden, 51, of Oak Ridge, passed away on April 30.
He was born in Brooklyn, NY to Regina (nee Power) Leyden and Arthur Leyden.
Mr. Leyden married Marlene (nee Petty) in 1987 and together they raised their three children.
He worked as a computer network manager for many years. Mr. Leyden was an adult Scout Leader with Troop 151, and also an assistant coach for soccer and baseball.
He will best be remembered as an avid Jets and Mets fan, as well as a history enthusiast, particularly WWII.
Mr. Leyden was predeceased by his mother in 2000, his father in 2002 and his father-in-law Henry Petty in 1988.
He is survived by his beloved wife Marlene, his cherished children Nicholas, Ryan, and Sarah; his dear brothers Arthur Leyden and his wife Pamela, Gregory Leyden and his wife LeAnn, his dear sisters Regina Jasinski and her husband Joseph, Mary Garbarino and her husband John, Cecilia Leyden, and Therese Potter and her husband David.
Mr. Leyden also leaves behind his many loving nieces and nephews, his dear mother-in-law Christina Petty, his dear brother-in-law Richard Petty and his dear sister-in-law Jane Inserra and her husband Michael.
The family will receive visitors on May 3 from 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. at the Stickle-Soltesz Funeral Home, 187 LaRue Road, Newfoundland, NJ 07435.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on May 4 at 9:30am at St. Thomas the Apostle RC Church, 5635 Berkshire Valley Road, Oak Ridge, NJ 07438.
The interment will follow at the cemetery adjacent to the church.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to Stephen A. Leyden Family Memorial Fund, 11 Summit Road, Oak Ridge, NJ 07438.
On line condolences and directions may be found at www.sticklesolteszfuneralhome.com.