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Leonard William Kestenbaum

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LEONARD WILLIAM KESTENBAUM Age 84, passed away in the comfort of his home on March 14, 2012. Leonard was born on August 6, 1927 in Bronx, New York and was a resident of Riverside for 10 months and previously of Ontario for 26 years and Rowland Heights for 20 years. Leonard was a Police Office for the LA County Sheriff then Sergeant for So. Pacific Railroad where he retired. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy as a Seaman First Class during WWII on the U.S.S. Macon. He was a member of Equestrian Trails, Inc. Leonard was a loving husband, wonderful dad and full of love for his family. "Pappy" and grandpa to 18 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. The end of Trail here on Earth, may you ride everyday in heaven. Always in our hearts. He is survived by his wife Mary E. Kestenbaum of Sun City, CA; daughters Shari (Art) Wood, Jr. of Ontario, CA, and Kim (Bill) Meltzer of Huntington Beach, CA; sons Barry (Judi) Kestenbaum of Indiana, PA and Russ (Marci) Kestenbaum of Murrieta, CA; step-daughters Sherrie Martin of Santa Paula, CA, Kelly McCants and Dawn Williams, both of Sequim, WA; 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents Sanuel and Helen Kestenbaum and sister Harriet Brozosky. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Wounded Warrior Project. Visitation: Sunday, March 18 from 5-8pm at Acheson and Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary in Riverside; Gravesite: Monday, March 19 at 2pm at Riverside National Cemetery, Staging area #7.

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Published in Press-Enterprise from Mar. 17 to Mar. 18, 2012
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