Lawrence C. Leopold ’65 passed away on Feb. 14, 2017. According to Larry’s son David, Larry separated from David’s mother Bonnie in 1999 and lived alone after David went off to college (UC Santa Cruz) in 2004. He retired from Merrill Lynch around 2007 and remained active in a local veterans group and in his synagogue. By mid-2016, he was showing signs of dementia and physical deterioration (had difficulty walking) and was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. He went eventually to live in a memory care facility in Beverly Hills where he died on Feb 14, 2017.
In addition to his son, David, Larry is survived by his sister, Dene. He was predeceased by his brother, Andy. David said that towards the end his father was surprisingly calm and expressed contentment with his life. At Larry’s request, his remains were scattered in the Monterey Bay, a gesture reflecting his lifelong love for scuba diving and the ocean.
We thank Larry’s friend Hugh Wilson ’65 for this information.