Already enshrined in the Hamilton West Athletic Hall of Fame as a three-sport athlete, Dick Leber's expert guidance and leadership led the 1962 Steinert Baseball team to the Central Jersey Group III State Championship, which produced the first trophy and the first banner in the school's history.

Born in Trenton, Dick attended Hamilton High School West and graduated in 1953. He was captain of the 1953 Group III NJ State Champion Basketball team.

Following graduation from Muhlenburg College in 1957, he played baseball with the Philadelphia Phillies minor league teams in Salt Lake City, Utah and Brunswick, Ga. From 1959 to 1962 he played basketball with the Trenton Colonials.

Starting in 1957, he spent the next seven years teaching in the Science Department at Steinert High School. While at Steinert, he coached freshman basketball and varsity baseball. He molded these young kids into men and was also the coach of current inductee Ron DiGiuseppe, who was a member of the 1962 state championship team.

After receiving his master's degree in guidance and counseling from Rutgers University in 1965, Dick went on to become the Director of Guidance at Bordentown Regional High School.

Following his years at Bordentown, he worked as a Higher Educational Consultant for numerous colleges and universities.

Due to his continued love of sports, Dick was a member of the IAABO 193 where he officiated high school and college basketball for 20 years. He officiated the American Basketball Association from 1974 to 1976.

In 1981, Dick founded Educational Travel Tours Inc.; a family owned and operated student tour business, where he served as President for 31 years.

Unfortunately, Dick passed away on May 13, 2013. He is survived by his wife Jean and children Richard Jr., Dennis, Ron, and Sandra. His is also survived by six grandchildren and their spouses and nine great grandchildren.