Saul Meisels, 82, a cantor who served at a Conservative synagogue in Cleveland for 37 years and was a former national president of the Cantors Assembly, died Friday at Miami Jewish Hospital. He had lived in retirement in Miami for the past 11 years. He performed Yiddish, Hebrew and Hassidic songs in concert in cities across the United States and Canada. In 1947, he was a founding member of the Cantors Assembly, which he headed from 1961 to 1964. He sang for seven years at the Astoria Center of Israel in Queens and joined Temple on the Heights B'nai Jeshurun in Cleveland in 1942.
Dr. Robert D. Leeper, 65, a specialist in the treatment of thyroid cancer, died Monday after a stroke in Rockport, Maine. He lived in Scarsdale, N.Y., and Camden, Maine. He was an attending physician in endocrinology and nuclear medicine at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan.