Lawrence E. Leissner

  • Born: March 8, 1951
  • Died: July 23, 2019
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

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San Antonio, TX 78212
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Lawrence (Larry) Leissner, age 68, passed away on July 23, 2019 in San Antonio. Born in Corpus Christi, Texas to Edgar L. and Harriet Upshaw Leissner, he attended elementary school in Ft. Worth and graduated from Colorado Academy in Denver. He studied at University of Arizona at Tucson for two years before earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography from San Francisco Art Institute.

Following graduation, he lived in Marin County, California until he returned to Texas in 2000 to pursue a Masters of Fine Arts degree at University of Texas San Antonio. After receiving his MFA, he managed the UTSA art department dark room and was an adjunct instructor until his retirement in 2013. In addition to photography, Leissner is known for his imaginative painting and drawings, which are on display in REM Gallery in San Antonio. He loved to cook and ride bicycles.

Lawrence Leissner was preceded in death by his wife, Heidi Grosse in 1997.

He is survived by his parents, Ed and Harriet Leissner of San Antonio; and his sister, Kaye Leissner Passmore of Corpus Christi.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to McNay Art Museum and Christ Lutheran Church in San Antonio.


Condolence & Memory Journal


I was so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. Shocked really. Larry and I were good friends. We had great conversation when he would remember he had to get a haircut. I will miss our times together for sure. My deepest condolences to Harriet whom I also had the pleasure of seeing every week for many years and to the rest of the family may the good Lord be with you all at this difficult time.

Posted by Irene Lisera - San Antonio, TX - Friend   August 03, 2019

So sorry to hear of Larry's passing. His contributions to the art scene in San Antonio will be missed.

Posted by Joan Fabian - San Antonio, TX   August 02, 2019

I am so sorry to hear this news. I am sending love and prayers.

Posted by Marie Halff - San Antonio, TX - Friend   August 02, 2019

Ed and Harriet, I am terribly sorry to hear about your loss. Although I didn't know Larry personally, I am sure he was as fine as the two of you.

Posted by GERALD LEVERANT - San Antonio, TX - Friend   July 31, 2019

Bernard and Elward Reiss will be thinking of all of you. Sorry we can't be there, but our thoughts and prayers will be with you. Gods blessing and our love hope to see you soon.

Posted by Elward Reiss - San Antonio, TX - Friend   July 31, 2019

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