With profound sadness, we mourn the passing of Leonard Udolf, beloved husband of Eleanor Hoffman Udolf of West Hartford, CT. He passed away peacefully on September 9, 2016, at his home surrounded by his wife and children. Born in Worcester, MA, he was the son of the late Eli and Sarah Udolf. After graduating from Hartford Public High School he served in The United States Navy and attended The University of Connecticut. He was a member of Tumble Brook Country Club and Congregation Beth Israel. With his father he created Udolf Clothiers, which would become the preeminent men’s clothing store in Hartford. His passion for real estate began during the time he relocated his clothing store to Farmington Avenue. He also was the founder and owner of Udolf Properties, which owns commercial and residential properties throughout the state of Connecticut. All who knew him recognized him as one who so zealously embraced his family as his number one priority. He was a passionate collector of art and antiques. With his innate artistic talent, creative vision and foresight, he contributed to the development and resurgence of many communities, most notably West Hartford Center. To him, his buildings were more than just brick and mortar; he would say, “those buildings had life-character and most importantly, quality.” Leonard Udolf will be remembered as a loving husband, father, uncle and poppie. Besides his wife of 58 years, he leaves his daughter Elise Udolf of Manhattan, NY, son Robert Udolf and his wife Danielle of West Hartford, daughter Susan and her husband Jeffrey Goldenberg of Scarsdale, NY, daughter Nancy and her husband Dr.Theodore Schwartz of Scarsdale, NY, and fourteen adoring grandchildren: Matthew, Andrew, Alexa, Samantha, Claudia, Dylan, Danny, Josh, Julia, Ryan, Jonathan, Benjamin, Jenna and Ali. He leaves his sister Shirley Gottesdiener and her husband Mendy of Boynton Beach, Florida and sister Eleanor Newman of Scottsdale, Arizona, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at Congregation Beth Israel, 701 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT with Rabbi Michael Pincus officiating. Interment will follow at Congregation Beth Israel Cemetery, 51 Jackson Street, Avon, CT. Following the interment, the family will receive relatives and friends at Congregation Beth Israel, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to New York-Presbyterian, Office of Development, 525 East 68th Street, Box 123, New York, NY 10065, 212-342-0799, email@example.com Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford, CT. For further information, directions or to sign the guest book for Leonard, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com/funerals.cfm