June 21, 19 25 — Sept. 11, 2012
The family of Leslie “Skip” Gleb announces his passing on Sept. 11, 2012. He was 87. Skip passed away unexpectedly while recovering in the hospital, three days after surgery. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Teeto; daughters, Kathy Blackwell, Jo Ann Robinson, Susan Sitler and Glenna Gleb; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
During World War II Skip proudly service in the U.S. Navy in the Asian-Pacific theater as a navigator. He attended Northwestern University, later settling into a successful 30-year-long career as a manager at Pacific Bell. his true passions burned most brightly in his personal life. He loved sailing and began sailing the San Francisco Bay as a young boy. He built five boats over his lifetime. His decades-long passion for sailing included sailing with his daughters and teaching them everything he knew.
Skip was also an accomplished home designer and builder. He designed and personally built three beautiful family homes in Danville, Los Gatos and Mt. Aukum. His homes were always built so that they would accommodate the entire family for birthdays and other celebrations. These homes were designed to be built to survive the worst any earthquake could deliver. His homes were as solid as a rock.
Skip had a love for dogs, Echo Lake, his wood and metal working shop and the generations-old tools he inherited from his father. You can be assured that whatever items he produced in his shop were of the best design and workmanship. With Skip, there was a right way and a wrong way to do things and in this way he was uncompromising. Knowledgeable craftsmen like him as very rare. His family will miss him.
Skip and his wife moved from the Bay Area to Mt. Aukum 30 years ago, where he enjoyed his retirement. Services have not yet been arranged. Contact the family regarding plans for a celebration of life at a future date. In lieu of flowers you may donate to your favorite animal rescue organization.