Carol Leitner

Obituary of Carol Leitner


Carol Debbie Leitner, age 65 of Loudonville, NY died on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at the Albany Medical Center.  Born on October 12, 1951 in Brooklyn, NY, Carol is the daughter of Audrey Unger of Albany and the late Daniel Solomon Unger. She was a graduate of St. John’s University where she received her B.S. degree in elementary education and her Master degree in reading from the State University of Albany, NY.  Carol was raised in Queens, NY, where is lived near her future husband.  Carol and Jeff began dating in high school.  She was fifteen and he was seventeen.  They were married during Jeff’s third year of dental school.  While in the Air Force they lived near Phoenix, AZ and in Ankara, Turkey.  After Jeff left the Air Force they moved to Loudonville, NY with their daughter Lynn.  A second daughter, Jodi was born shortly after.  Carol was a beautiful person whose family was her life.  Having raised two daughters, she provided childcare for her four grandchildren for sixteen years until her passing.


Survivors in addition to her mother include her husband, Jeffrey Leitner, D.M,D., daughters, Lynn Hickey, M.D. (Kevin Hickey, Esq.) and Jodi Tully, M.S. (John Tully, Esq.). Sister of William Jeffrey Unger, DDS (Mary Peterson). Grandmother of Evan Michaell Tully, Danny Liam Hickey, Matthew Brian Tully and Tara Rose Hickey.


Services at the Levine Memorial Chapel, 649 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm interment will follow in the Beth Emeth Cemetery, Loudonville, NY. 


We would like to thank all of the doctors, nurses and technicians who cared for Carol these past seven years following her diagnosis of diabetes.  The staff of Fresenius Albany Dialysis Center and the doctors and nurses at Albany Medical Center  Cardiac Care Unit. 


Those wishing to remember Carol in a special way may make a memorial contribution to the American Diabetes Association, 2 Pine West Plaza, Albany, NY 12205 or the Northeast Kidney Foundation, 501 New Karner Road, Suite 6, Albany, NY 12205.