In Memoriam: Leslie Crunden

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors regrets to inform its membership of the passing of Realtor Leslie Crunden of Tappan on Oct. 2.

Crunden was a Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Westchester Properties of Scarsdale and was passionate about her work in the real estate profession and most recently was awarded Top Listing Agent for the month of July by the brokerage firm.

Her obituary describes Crunden as “a ball of fire, constantly in motion, always making sure everyone in her presence was taken care of. To say she was the life of the party is an understatement. Her capacity for love was tremendous, gathering friends across the globe that were a constant source of pleasure throughout her life.”

Her career path began as a talent scout for the renowned entertainer Phil Collin’s music publishing company, according to her professional biography. From there, she started working as a Member Relationship Manager for the New York State Restaurant Association in New York City. After working in the city, she returned to her roots in the Hudson Valley to serve as an agent with a local international Realty company in Piermont. From there she became a Certified Buyer Agent at a firm in Sleepy Hollow, before joining Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices team working out of the Scarsdale office where she served both Westchester and Rockland counties.

She was married to Joseph Gambardella, the love of her life and partner in all things and is survived by her mother Grace Gordon, brother Matthew Gordon, sister Maria Farrell, nephew and niece Andrew and Grace Farrell, grand nephew Calvin Farrell, her “Supper Club crew,” and many other friends.

Crunden was a one-time Board member and current Co-Chair of the Fund Raising Committee for Rockland Homes for Heroes, a charitable organization that develops permanent supportive housing for honorably discharged veterans who are homeless, disabled, or at risk of homelessness in New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley.

A Mass was scheduled on Saturday, October 10th at 10:30 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart at 120 Kings Highway in Tappan followed by a Celebration of Life.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Rockland Homes for Heroes at

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