Brookfield – Mr. Daniel S. Leniart, age 78, of Brookfield, passed away peacefully on Thursday May 6, 2021 at Danbury Hospital. He was the husband of the late Betsy (Elizabeth Carmean) Leniart.
Dan was born January 5, 1943 in Norwich, CT son of the late Stanley and Anna (Kondratowicz) Leniart. He was a graduate of the Citadel in South Carolina and received a PhD in Physical Chemistry from Cornell University. He was formerly employed at Varian Inc. in Palo Alto, CA and Technicon Instruments Corporation in Tarrytown, NY where he worked as a Physical Chemist for many years. Before retiring in his later years Dan taught as a high school Science teacher at Joel Barlow High School. His love of teaching continued as a tutor in maths and sciences after he retired. He was a member of the Brookfield Congregational Church where he served as a Deacon, Usher, and produced video of services for public access. He was an avid fan of all sports including the Yankees and the UCONN mens and womens basketball teams and enjoyed golfing. He assisted the Brookfield High School baseball team for a number of years. Dan was the pillar of his family.
Mr. Leniart is survived by his son: Keith D. Leniart and his co-parent Julie DeGuire of Denver, CO, his daughter: Kristiana Leniart-Parker and her husband Joshua Parker of Bellevue, WA, and his beloved grandchildren: Bowie Leniart, Case Parker and Jack Parker.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday May 22, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Brookfield Congregational Church. Mr. Leniart’s ashes will be inurned in the Brookfield Congregational Church Memorial Wall with his late wife, Betsy.