Leo Francis Brac Passes At 90

Posted on July 05, 2018, 7:47 am
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We are deeply saddened to announce Leo Francis Brac, 90, quietly passed away on July 1, 2018. The only child of Leon and Lillian Brac, he was born June 14, 1928.

Leo Francis Brac

Teddy, as he was called growing up, was a Bronx native. A high school athlete – baseball and tennis – he graduated from All Hollows and Iona College cum laude. A true Tara Knight. He served with Distinction in the Navy during the Korean War and then as a lifetime executive at NBC during its Golden Years. A friend to Jerry Lewis, Mitch Miller and the actor he most closely resembled, Glenn Ford. 

Teddy was a respected golfer and senior champion – Westchester Hills and North Fork were like home. His second calling in life was teaching young and old alike how to play the game. No kinder or more decent person ever lived. He could be hilarious and brash in the same breath and he left behind a legion of friends that loved him as he loved them – Barbara, Sean, Kevin, Barry, Fidelma, Billy the Jeweler, John Engel, the gang at Rory Dolan’s, Joanne, his cousin Deirdre and the Colonel. We will all see him later.

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