October 22, 1946 – October 2, 2022

Leo Libfeld passed away on Sunday, October 2nd surrounded by loved ones in Denver, CO.  Leo is survived by his wife of 20 years Carol Moran; daughter Lisa Maley (Dan) and their children, Karley, Mark and Scott; daughter Jessie Krall; father-in-law Paul Moran; cousin Simon (Suzanne) and the many friends who are like family that he has collected throughout the years.

Born to David and Julia Libfeld in 1946 in Germany Leo immigrated to New York with his parents and late sister Sally in 1951 where he was raised in Newburgh, NY.  He attended New York University and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1969.  After graduating he moved to Chicago where he was one of the founding members of the Chicago Board Options Exchange.  Leo proudly raised his girls in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, IL while working at the Exchange. In 2000 Leo and Carol moved to Scottsdale, AZ where he worked as a retirement specialist at Vanguard.  He enjoyed spoiling his loved ones, including his many dogs.  Leo thrived off of using his brilliant mind and shared his gifts as a volunteer math tutor and as an ongoing student himself continually taking classes over the years at the Scottsdale Community College.

Leo was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather and his presence was a blessing in the lives of all who knew him.

A celebration life will be held on the afternoon of November 26th in Denver.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Scottsdale Community College General scholarship fund, to NAMI, or to a charity of your choice.


Use the link above and in “Designation” please choose “SCC General Scholarship” and then in “Tribute” – please type in “Leo Libfeld”.



11 thoughts on “Leo Lajser Libfeld”

  1. My condolences to Carol. So sorry for your loss. I only met Leo once, sounds like he was an amazing man. My deepest sympathy.
    Connie Desmond

  2. Dear Carol,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Leo was always nice to me and I enjoyed knowing him.
    My sincere condolences go out to you and your family.
    Sabrina Thomas

  3. So sorry to hear about his passing.
    Leo was one of the nicest and funniest people I knew on the Exchange. We were always able to share a laugh together.
    I’m grateful to have known him.
    Steve Fish

  4. Dear Carol,
    So very sorry to hear about Leo, he was a special person, always kind with a great sense of humor. You know you two always had a special place in our hearts, a part of our wonderful and laughable Florida memories.. We were lucky to have known Leo and we share in your sadness. Sincerely, Dora and Russ Koop

  5. There was over 3000 people on the CBOE in its Hey Day and as a new kid on the floor running orders out to the crowd, this guy stuck out more than any other Broker i ever met. You knew he was one of the good guys on the Floor. One Cool Character for sure. RIP Leo

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