Remembering Former Livingston Mayor and Board Member Bob Leopold

January 16th, 2019

G. Robert 'Bob' Leopold served on The Arc of Essex County’s Board of Directors for nearly 30 years.  During that time, he took on leadership positions as a trustee, advisory board member, as well as first and second Vice President.  The former Mayor of Livingston, Bob was also instrumental in The Arc’s expansion of day programs and group homes within the town.

A former Bell Labs employee and Navy veteran, Bob was committed to social justice.  He was active with organizations such as the American Jewish Congress, the local Environmental Commission, and the Democratic Party, in addition to his service to The Arc.  He served as Mayor of Livingston in the 1980’s and was active on the Livingston planning and zoning boards.

The Arc of Essex County conveys its condolences to the Leopold family during this difficult time.  If you would like to make a donation to The Arc of Essex County in Bob's memory, please visit Please note that your donation is in memory of Bob– an acknowledgement of your tribute will be sent to family members.