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Lenny, 90, of Cliffside Park, NJ. passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family on Wed. Oct. 24, 2012. Born Oct. 2nd, 1922 Lenny was a loving father to Kathy and Mark and adoring grandfather to Vince and Talia. Beloved husband to wife Dorothy Zenorini Dian and dear brother Marie Macchi and the late William Dian and Mario Cavicchioli. Lenny lived a life of music, photography and community service that took him around the world. Lenny proudly served his country as a decorated photographer and musician in the U.S. 9th Air Force in WWII. Received the Distinguished Service Medal and commissions from General Vandenberg for helping build the moral of our troops. A life long entrepreneur, businessman, The Lenny Dian Entertaining Orchestra leader and founder of DIAN Photography Co. (run by his son Mark). He was a member of the DAV, VFW, Masonic Lodge, Shriner, fundraiser an advocate for Camp Marcella, Saint Josephs School For The Blind. The Sisters of Saint Josephs named him "Man of the Year - Tribute to a great Christian who has contributed generously to the needs of humanity." District Governor and President of the Fort Lee Lions Club. Fairview American Legion formally the Cliffside Park American Legion. Lenny started each and everyday with a song. He would also quote his father Alfredo, "You have to live lovingly if you want to love living" and "Life is not worth anything if you're not helping someone at some time." Words can't describe how much he will be missed. The Family will receive friends Sunday from 1-6 PM at the Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian FH, 327 Main St. ( opposite the fort lee Library ). All are asked to assemble at Our Lady Of Grace R.C.C., 395 Delano Place, Fairview, NJ 07022 on Friday, Nov. 2nd at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, a charitable donation on behalf of Lenny can be made to St. Joseph School for the Blind- Attn. Ed. Lucas in memory of Lenny Dian, 761 Summit Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07307.
Published in The Record on Oct. 27, 2012
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