Leff, Ronald October 23, 1932 - March 25, 2012 Ronald Leff affectionately known as Ron, by all those who loved and admired him, passed away March 25th, at home with his wife Joan, children, Michael and Kathy, and four granddaughters, Jessica, Dani, Jacqueline, and Caroline, by his side. During his 79 years Ron experienced and accomplished a lifetime of personal and professional successes. He was drafted into the army and stationed in Germany, where he was joined by his wife, Joan, and their first child, Michael, was born. Educations at both UCLA and USC, resulted in Ron spending 30 years as a respected corporate turn-around consultant across all industries. After his family, which was always first and foremost in Ron's heart, he enjoyed many interests and hobbies. For 30 years he was a member of the Air Venture Club, flying his family around the country in his twin engine Cessna 421. For 17 years he was a member of the Marina Del Rey Yacht Club, sailing and power boating the Cruise Inn on the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Ron's athletic and artistic skills which brought great challenge and joy into his every day life included water and snow skiing, scuba diving, bull riding in the rodeo, horseback riding, acquiring a third degree black belt in Karate, biking, flying radio controlled airplanes, sculpting, wood working, painting, golfing, and flying aerobatics in his bi-plane. Ron?s huge heart and sense of compassion led him to be a volunteer member of Angel Flight for 12 years, flying indigent patients to major medical facilities for treatment. He also volunteered for many years teaching Karate. Ron took a personal interest in all those he knew and made every person throughout his life feel very special in their own way. We will miss you dad! You are forever in our hearts and souls. Funeral Service on March 30, 2012 at 2pm located at Hillside Memorial Park, 6001 W. Centinela Ave. Los Angeles 90045. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Stop Cancer at 2566 Overland Ave. Suite 790 Los Angeles, CA 90064-3371.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times on Mar. 28, 2012