Darvin, Leonard

October 14, 2003

On October 13, 2003, LEONARD DARVIN, a retired general counsel for the Comics Magazine Association of America, died of natural causes in Albany, New York. He was 94. Mr. Darvin was born in Poland, but grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. During his early teens, he won the Maryland State Championship in track and was also a member of a prominent group of literary scholars. At 18, he published a well-received volume of poetry, entitled, Little Portraits. At this time, he was editor of a literary quarterly, called the Adolescent. He earned a law degree from the University of Maryland in 1936 and after practicing law in Baltimore for several years, moved to New York City in 1945. During WW II, he served his country in the National Guard. He was a lobbyist and counsel to the Dental Laboratory Association of New York for eleven years. Following his retirement, after 25 years at the Comics Magazine Association of America, he continued to serve as a consultant for another 10 years. In addition, he was an accomplished artist with a special interest in portraiture. His wife, Dorothy, two daughters, Marcia Spada, and Iris, two grandchildren, Justine Spada and E.R. Spada, a wife, Kim, and a great grandchild, E.R., survive him. A Service will be held on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 11:00 am at Levine Memorial Chapel, 649 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York. Another service will take place at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at Levinson Funeral Home, 8900 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, Maryland. Burial is at Adath Israel Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland.

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