Born Aug. 2, 1921, in Stockton, he was in the Merchant Marines for five years and retired in the 1980's as classified advertising manager after 50 years for The Record in Stockton. He belonged to the Knights of Columbus, SIRS and was very active at his church, St. Joachim's in Lockeford, Calif.
Leonard and Barbara were married for 18 years and lived in Stockton until a year ago, before moving to Kennett. Len told his son Eric recently that Kennett was "Gods country" and that the move was the best thing they could have done. Len and Barbara loved to travel.
Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 23, at St. Joaquim's Catholic Church in Lockeford.
Burial with military rites was in the San Joaquin Catholic Cemetery.
DeYoung Memorial Chapel of Stockton was in charge of arrangements.