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Former Claremont mayor Algird Leiga has died

A memorial service for Algird Leiga, former Claremont mayor, will be held Thursday, August 8 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 435 Berkeley Ave., Claremont. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, 410 S. Sycamore Ave., Claremont. Mr. Leiga died Friday, August 2 at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center.

Mr. Leiga served on the Claremont City Council from 1990 to 2003 and was mayor from 1994 to 1997. As chairman and a founding board member of the Gold Line Construction Authority and an executive board member of Foothill Transit, he worked to develop and improve public transit. Mr. Leiga earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees from New York University. Professionally, Mr. Leiga was production plant manager for 31 years at Xerox Medical Systems in Monrovia, California.

In addition, Mr. Leiga served as trustee of the San Gabriel Valley Vector & Mosquito Control District and as a member of the Crime Prevention and Public Safety steering committee of the National League of Cities, as well as being an active member of the University Club  and the Rotary Club of Claremont.

A full obituary will appear in a future edition of the COURIER.

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