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BREAKING NEWS: Concord City Councilman, Sam Leder, Passes Away; Community Mourns

Jul 01, 2019 01:56PM ● By Jason Huddle

The Cabarrus County community is mourning the loss on one of its pillars today upon learning of the passing of Sam Leder, Concord City Councilman and CPA for Potter & Co. Leder, who passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Sunday, June 30, 2019, was elected to the City Council in 2015 and served as Mayor Pro-Tem since December 2018.

“With the passing of Sam Leder, Concord has lost a great citizen,” said Concord Mayor, Bill Dusch. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sam’s wife Shannon and sons Matthew and Bennett.  As a member of Concord’s City Council, Sam was the thoughtful voice of reason that kept us on track.  His infectious laugh that brightened anywhere he went will be missed by all.”

Congressman Richard Hudson (NC-8) also issued a statement regarding Leder's passing. “I was shocked and saddened to hear that my friend Sam passed away last night,” said Rep. Hudson. “Renee and I are praying for his wife Shannon and their family in this difficult time. Sam has always been a respected leader in Concord, and I appreciate his years of service to the community and on City Council.”

A native of Whiteville, he was a lifelong North Carolinian and proud alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lived and worked in Concord since 1995.  Leder leaves behind his wife, Shannon and their two sons, Matthew and Bennett. Funeral arrangements and reflections from Sam Leder’s City Council colleagues will be shared when available.

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