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Mount Sinai Obituaries and Services » Leonard Ross

Leonard Ross

April 13, 1929 - August 15, 2019

Service Information Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills - TaNaCH Chapel

Service Date: Monday August 19th, 2019

Service Time: 12:30 pm

Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills - TaNaCH Chapel

5950 Forest Lawn Drive

Los Angeles, California 90068

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Leonard “Lenny” Ross was the youngest son of seven children, Selma, Eddie, Millie, George, Louise and his baby sister Jackie, born to Abraham and Edith (Wall) Ross in April of 1929. He was greatly loved by his family and the feeling was mutual. Lenny was a true American and loved his country. He was so proud to join the  Navy and was ultimately stationed in French Morocco where his unit was tasked with deciphering Russian code. He had a logical and mathematically oriented mind which made it a great match. After serving four years he was honorably discharged. Lenny then found himself in Maryland, where while working at the Hecht Company,  he met Alice, the love of his life. Three years later back in California, he and Alice married and started their family, which would come to include Sharon, David and Cindy. Many years later, he gained another son, when Dean and Sharon married. He also gained many four-legged and winged grandchildren over the years, with his favorite, Sophie, always sitting by his side in later years.  Lenny was always devoted to his family and friends and willing to lend a helping hand whenever he could.  He had a very inventive mind and was often ahead of the times. He co-created and held patents on several items including an at-home built-in coffee machine, well before they were commonly found in peoples’ homes.   He ultimately decided to pursue a career in importing Mens’ Outerwear which took the family to New York and thus began a bi-coastal life. Lenny loved to travel, as did Alice, and in their 61 years together they traveled all over the world often joined by his siblings, or dear friends.  As an importer, they also had the opportunity to  travel extensively for business. He enjoyed immersing himself in different cultures, learning about different foods, art, fashion and the like. Lenny was highly respected in his industry and made many friends at home and abroad. Lenny and Alice were true loves and best friends for 64 years. He was a wonderful husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, and he adored his wife, children, siblings, nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed.