On Tuesday, July 23, Edward N. Leavy, originally of Neponsit, Queens, N.Y., and later of Washington, D.C., joined his beloved parents Natalie and Maurice and his cherished uncle Paul. Edward was a modern-day renaissance man, devoted to his family and friends, successful in his career, and involved in his many interests and hobbies. One of the most gregarious people around, Edward would befriend almost anyone who came in contact with him. Generous and caring in his personal and professional life, he started a successful boutique immigration law firm in Bethesda, which helped countless high level scientists, doctors and musicians from around the world settle permanently in the United States. One of his many skills was the ability to determine an immigrant’s country of origin at first sight and greet the person in their native tongue. In addition to his successful legal practice, Edward also opened and operated several high-quality assisted living facilities for the elderly in Silver Spring. Exercise was a key component of Edward’s life, and he was known never to miss a morning at the gym with his friends. A lover of the arts, Edward was involved in theater and music, ushering at local venues and putting on classical music concerts. He is missed and remembered by his loving family, including but not limited to his wife Judy Katz-Leavy, sons Charlie Katz-Leavy and Neal Kayastha, daughter Gabrielle Katz, grandchildren Emily Leavy and Micah Denslow, and sister Isabella Levenson. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hebrew School at Temple Emanuel or Hope Connections for Cancer, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814 or the charity of your choice.