Nancy Leupold

Obituary of Nancy Edith Leupold

Nancy Edith (Swenson) Leupold, of Bedford's Carleton-Willard Village and formerly of Locust Valley, NY and Madison, NJ, died on January 26, 2020, at the age of 80. She was the beloved wife of the late Karl J. Leupold. Loving mother of Kristine Marino, Doreen Leupold-Mitchell and her husband Pierre, and Suzanne Leupold Thaut and her husband Eric. Proud grandmother of Taylor, Jordan, Kendall, Benjamin, Charlie, Katie, and Aspen. Nancy is also survived by one niece and two nephews. Dear sister of the late Robert Swenson and the late Sven Swenson. After receiving her undergraduate degree in Education from Oberlin College, Nancy led a life of service in education, including primary school education and teaching hearing impaired children. The majority of her career was spent at Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf after earning her Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology. Nancy was a dedicated mother, serving as a Brownie and Girl Scout leader for many years. She was a talented seamstress, sewing many outfits and Halloween costumes for her children over the years. She also started her own small craft business, Nel’s Nook, selling her pieces in local stores. She was an accomplished pianist and loved to dance. One of her most rewarding accomplishments was starting Support for People with Oral, Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC) in September of 1991. After being diagnosed with oral cancer in 1990, after she found limited support for people with similar challenges. Through this not-for- profit support organization, she formed over 120 support groups across the country and created educational programs and a national survivor volunteer network to support individuals with this type of cancer. Nancy was an accomplished educator and a leader, but what was most important in her life was her family. She is most remembered for being a loving and supportive mother and grandmother. Visiting will be held in Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home of Glen Cove, NY on Thursday January 30th from 2-4 and 6-8pm. Funeral Service will be in the Reformed Church of Locust Valley (NY) on Friday January 31st at 10am. Interment to follow in Locust Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations are provided to SPOHNC at: https://www.spohnc.org/donate-to-spohnc/ or contact SPOHNC at P.O. Box 53, Locust Valley, NY 11560-0053, 1800-377-0928.
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Thursday
30
January

Visiting Hours

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home
26 Franklin Avenue
Locust Valley, New York, United States
Thursday
30
January

Visiting Hours

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home
26 Franklin Avenue
Locust Valley, New York, United States
Friday
31
January

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 10:45 am
Friday, January 31, 2020
Reformed Church of Locust Valley
115 Ryefield Road
Locust Valley, New York, United States
Friday
31
January

Burial

11:15 am - 11:45 am
Friday, January 31, 2020
Locust Valley Cemetery
Ryefield Road
Locust Valley, New York, United States