Abiodun Omodara Ogunleye – January 2, 2022

Abiodun Omodara Ogunleye (Abbey), age 63 passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2022.  He passed at home in Jersey City Heights surrounded by family.

Abiodun Omodara Ogunleye was born in Ewu-Ekiti, Ilejemeje, Ekiti State, Nigeria on January 1, 1959 to Pa Ajigbotaje Omodara Ogunleye and Mrs. Oni Omodara Ogunleye nee Dada. He was the fifth child in a family of six boys.  

Abiodun had his primary school education in 1972 at New City Primary School in Olorunsogo, Nigeria where he proceeded to Modern School.  In 1975, he began his secondary education at St. Gabriel Commercial Secondary School, Mokola, Ibadan, Oyo State.  In 1979, Abiodun continued his education at the C.A.C. Teachers’ College in Efon Alaaye. He then attended Ipoti High School, Ipoti, Ekiti state and graduated in 1981 where he received his WASC certificate.

He attended University of Ife now Obafemi Awolowo University located in Ile-Ife where he obtained a Second Class Lower Division BA (Hons) degree in English Studies in 1985. He then attended the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti and graduated in 2002 with his Master of Business Administration. 

He received an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (ACIIN) and an Associate of the Chartered institute of Marketing of Nigeria (ACIM) in 1998. He trained at HSBC Insurance Brokers Limited (Energy Division) in 2000. He earned an Associate Council of the Registered Insurance Brokers (ACIB) from The Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers in 2010.

In addition to being an educated, accomplished man, Abbey was a gentle man. He was admired and respected by all who knew him. He was a welcoming person and to Abbey, no person was a stranger. He was a loving and devoted father. One of his greatest joys was spending time with his children. You could often find him joking and playing with one if not all, his children.  

Abbey always had a deep faith. Even as a young man, he shared the word of God with children and adults at Sunday school and at Sunday services at church. He met his wife, Aderonke at one of these Sunday services. Aderonke and Abbey went on to have three children, Sarah, Samuel, and Timothy. Abbey took great care in raising their children so that each child had a very special relationship with their father.

Abbey is now at rest and has been reunited with his parents, Pa Ajigbotaje Omodara Ogunleye and Mrs. Oni Omodara Ogunleye.

Abbey’s memory will be honored by his beloved wife, Aderonke Veronica Ogunleye, his cherished children, including Sarah Tijesu Abiodun, Samuel Taiwo Abiodun, and Timothy Idowu Abiodun, as well as his five brothers and their families and his many dear family members and friends.


Visitation for Abbey will be held from 8:30 am – 9:30 am on Friday, January 21, 2022 at Lawton-Turso Funeral Home in Hoboken (633 Washington Street, Hoboken, 07030, Corner of Washington and Seventh Streets, parking on Seventh). Burial will follow at Arlington Cemetery in Kearny (748 Schuyler Ave, Kearny, NJ 07032).

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