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“I am heartbroken to learn of Dave's passing. He was a good friend with whom I shared a close and lasting friendship. We were different in many ways...Read More »
1 of 36 | Posted by: Bob Walsh - South Burlington, VT

“Emily, Michael, and all those who have had the pleasure to have known Dave, I share such sadness in his loss. I have so many fond memories from...Read More »
2 of 36 | Posted by: Keith Goldman

“Dave was a friend and coworker whose office was right next to mine. He was always happy to talk with me about stuff that concerns me. He was...Read More »
3 of 36 | Posted by: Stephane Lafortune - SC - Friend

“As a fellow adjunct instructor at CofC, I was able to witness firsthand the warmth, kindness and good humor he shared with our students. He will be...Read More »
4 of 36 | Posted by: Sully Johnston - Johns Island, SC

“David, my father, he was a happy man. His life was full and touched so much. This was his time, God's plan. Generous in many ways, knowledge,...Read More »
5 of 36 | Posted by: Michael Leibowitz - Burlington, VT

“This was the eulogy I gave at my father's funeral: My Dad was a great man. He was kind, caring, and selfless. He always loved to see others happy,...Read More »
6 of 36 | Posted by: Emily Leibowitz - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Dave was a dear man and I'll miss him. He was always friendly and went out of his way to help others, myself included, many times. A couple of...Read More »
7 of 36 | Posted by: Tom Kunkle - Charleston, SC

“He was such a kind man. When I would visit Emily, he always asked me a lot of questions about how I was doing, my job, my life, etc. He seemed to...Read More »
8 of 36 | Posted by: Jessica Nyce - Reisterstown, MD

“I was very sad to hear of Dave's passing. He and I shared an office for a couple of years at C of C, and we also played tennis at the Family Circle....Read More »
9 of 36 | Posted by: Bill Anderson - Charleston, SC

“I am so blessed and thankful to have been given the opportunity to meet Emily's Dad while visiting her in May. He was so engaging, friendly, &...Read More »
10 of 36 | Posted by: Alissa Kircher - Leonardtown, MD

“Dave was a great friend of mine who I met at Queens College and who I knew over a span of 50 years, almost as long as I knew my immediate family. ...Read More »
11 of 36 | Posted by: bob barmack - new york, NY

“I will always remember his cheery demeanor and pleasant disposition. His smile and laughter will be sorely missed by family and friends. My deepest...Read More »
12 of 36 | Posted by: Jacque Roberts - Osaka, Japan

“I met David in August of 2013. As two adjunct instructors at The College of Charleston, we shared an office. David was much more than a co-worker to...Read More »
13 of 36 | Posted by: Joey Shackelford - Charleston, SC

“My heart sank upon hearing the sad news.... He was my child's buddy at the pool and she has noticed his absence already .... 11am strikes, she looks...Read More »
14 of 36 | Posted by: Juliana And Viv - Mt P, SC

“David was a warm-hearted friend, always helping other people. He was a good teacher and respected by students. He was truly a blessing in my life and...Read More »
15 of 36 | Posted by: Jin-Hong Park - Friend

“I have been a member of the same swim club as Dave for several years & he seems to enjoy his time at the pool as much as I do. Each day when Dave...Read More »
16 of 36 | Posted by: Eileen Dulany - Mt Pleasant, SC

“Michael, Emily and Ms. Leibowitz,You will never know how much I appreciated Mr. Leibowitz and everything he did for me during my childhood. Your home...Read More »
17 of 36 | Posted by: Lucas LeMoine - Melbourne, FL

“David always had a good word and a cheery demeanor. I'll remember fondly his jokes and the occasional game of "Nim" we played. ”
18 of 36 | Posted by: Liz Jurisich - Charleston, SC

“David was a very special personality among the instructors in the department that I work. He was very friendly, hardworking and having a great sense...Read More »
19 of 36 | Posted by: Mini Narayanan - Charleston, SC

“David was really a wonderful colleague and friend. We had a lot of conversations on teaching elementary statistics. I always felt so comfortable and...Read More »
20 of 36 | Posted by: Bo Kai - Charleston, SC

“I'm so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. We met just last year and became instant friends. I will miss terribly our frequent chats on life, politics...Read More »
21 of 36 | Posted by: Mitch McRae - Delray Beach, FL

“I only know Dave 2 weeks, but he leaves a strong influence and impression on me. He generously offered to tutor me in Statistics, over the phone to...Read More »
22 of 36 | Posted by: Elizabeth Murphy - Brooklyn, NY

“I am best friends with Mr. Leibowitz's daughter, Emily. He always treated me as if I was part of their family through his generousity, sense of humor...Read More »
23 of 36 | Posted by: Melissa Hermansen - Burlington, VT

“Although Dave moved to Charleston years ago, and we didn't see him as much as we would have liked, we will always remember the wonderful times we...Read More »
24 of 36 | Posted by: irwin reiss - rockville Centre, NY

“Dave's intent, as he told me on more than one occasion, was to bring a smile, and he succeeded admirably. A warm-hearted, caring man of many...Read More »
25 of 36 | Posted by: Marianne Perry - Charleston, SC

“I will miss chatting with Dave at the pool ! ”
26 of 36 | Posted by: Mary Conway-otte - Mount Pleasant, SC

“David joined the College of Charleston math department while I was chair, fairly close to the start of a semester, and fresh from NY, I believe. ...Read More »
27 of 36 | Posted by: Deanna Caveny-Noecker - SC

“Even though I've been a member of the math department for 25 years now, and David was a member for the last 12, our paths never crossed until about a...Read More »
28 of 36 | Posted by: James Carter - Charleston, SC

“Every time I met David in the corridor, he would put a smile on my face. His cheerfulness and kindness will linger in the department for a long time. ”
29 of 36 | Posted by: Annalisa Calini - Charleston, SC

“Mr. Dave was a member at LTP Pool for many years. Just about every morning you would find him there swimming, but more than that, interacting with...Read More »
30 of 36 | Posted by: Jean Atkinson - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“David Leibowitz was my math teacher in 1972 at Benjamin Cardozo High School in Queens, NY. He took on a class of smart-alecky kids who thought that...Read More »
31 of 36 | Posted by: Robert Gross - Brookline, MA

“David was a great help to me when I started teaching at the College of Charleston. I reached out to him as someone who knew the ropes and had a real...Read More »
32 of 36 | Posted by: Stew Denslow - Mount Pleasant, SC

“I have shared an office at the College of Charleston with Dave for the past several years and enjoyed his sense of humor and learning from him with...Read More »
33 of 36 | Posted by: James Smyre - Charleston, SC

“We will miss David's happy countenance and droll wit around the department. ”
34 of 36 | Posted by: Kathy Thom - Charleston, SC

“David was always so friendly around the math department. He really cared about everyone around him, whether it was students or colleagues or just...Read More »
35 of 36 | Posted by: Kate Owens - Charleston, SC

David having lunch at Gnome on this last birthday, April 2017. “David was a wonderful friend, very caring, extremely thoughtful and always looking for ways to make others happy. He was a dedicated statistics...Read More »
36 of 36 | Posted by: Martin Jones - Charleston, SC


David Jeffrey Leibowitz, 74, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, died Saturday, July 15, 2017. His graveside service will be held, Thursday, July 20, 2017 in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens, 1308 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant at 10:00 AM. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL.

David was born April 1, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York, son of the late Joel, and Hilda (Reiss) Leibowitz. He grew up in Queens, New York, and graduated from Queens College in New York City. David received a National Science Foundation Grant, which funded his Master's Degree in Math Education, obtained in 1970 at Yeshiva University. He taught middle and high school mathematics from 1965-1976, in the New York City Public School System. Among his proudest achievements was he his coaching of math students who became finalists in the National Science Talent Search, later known as the Intel Challenge. In 1976, he joined his father's Manhattan business in Office Supplies, and Printing. He remained in that business for thirty years. Following his move to the Charleston area in 2004, he began tutoring students in mathematics. In 2006, he joined the Mathematics Department at the College of Charleston, and served as a dedicated Professor of Statistics for the past eleven years. He married in 1980, and raised two children: Emily, and Michael in Manhattan, New York, and Shelburne, Vermont. David was a: fun loving father and loyal friend to many. He was known for his great sense of humor, generosity, and friendliness. He derived great pleasure from bringing joy into other people's lives, that is what made him happiest. He loved his job, and the college staff was like an extended family to him. Among his favorite activities were tennis, swimming, going to the beach, and going to Ye Old Ice Cream, down the street. He was a big fan of oldies music and nostalgia. He is survived by his daughter Emily, of Mount Pleasant South Carolina, and his son Michael, of Burlington, Vermont.

In lieu of flowers, donations in David's memory may be made to the College of Charleston Mathematics Department Foundation, which provides scholarships for students. Please make checks payable to the College of Charleston Foundation. Memo Line: Math Department R330. Checks can be sent mailed to the: Mathematics Department c/o Robert Mignone 66 George Street, Charleston SC 29424.