Brian died Feb. 21, 2023, at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 

Born in Philadelphia, Brian attended the Episcopal Academy before following his father, Herbert F. Leary Jr. ’32, to Princeton, where he played football, dined at Dial, and majored in physics. In 1978, he earned a law degree from the University of Miami.

Brian then moved to Fort Lauderdale, where he worked in the field of general practice law, and in 1979 he married Mary Thana Caldwell. He became active in community service supporting the Navy League, chairing the Broward County Princeton Schools Committee, and volunteering for numerous political campaigns. He was a member of Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church and the Coral Ridge Yacht Club. 

Brian’s interests included boating, football, hunting, firearms, reading, history, and his loyal Belgian Malinois, Midnight. Fiercely patriotic and extremely proud of his family heritage, he was a generous supporter of the U.S. military and causes that benefit its veterans.

The class sends its condolences to Brian’s wife of 43 years, Thana; and sons Thomas and Christopher. He will be deeply missed.

Undergraduate Class of 1973