YONKERS, N.Y. - The Honorable Royden A. Letsen, a former New York State Senator from Yonkers, died May 26. He was 95.
Lesten attended the University of Pennsylvania where he received his B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Finance & Commerce. He received his M.B.A. in Personnel Administration from New York University. He received his doctorate in Jurisprudence from New York Law School. He was a former Partner in the law firm of Griffen, Letsen, Coogan & Veneruso, of Bronxville and worked currently in the General Practice of Law and of counsel to Robert I. Eber, Esq., Tarrytown. He was a member of the Yonkers Lawyer's Association; Westchester County Bar Association and N.Y. State Bar Association; admitted to practice before the N.Y. State Bar, The Supreme Court, U.S.A.; the Eastern and Southern Districts of the Federal Court in the State of NY; and the U.S. Court of Military Appeals.
His civic activities include; communicant of the Roman Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception in Tuckahoe; Fourth Degree Knight and member of LaRabida Council, Knights of Columbus; past commander, Alan F. Waite Post #299, American Legion; past chairman Central Committee of War Veterans Organization, City of Yonkers; colonel, U.S. Army Reserve, (Ret.); past president of the Rotary Club of East Yonkers; past president Advisory Board, Catholic Youth Organization; past president Yonkers Chapter, United Nations Association
Lesten is survived by his children, James R. Letsen (Maria) and Joyce A. Lynch (Dorsey); and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Agnes Letsen.
Calling hours are Thursday, May 29 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Flynn Memorial Home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 30 at the Immaculate Conception Church, Tuckahoe. Committal will follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne.
Donations may be made to St. John's Riverside Hospital.