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Kenneth Bodenstein


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Kenneth Bodenstein Obituary
February 25, 1937 - March 20, 2016 Kenneth Alan Bodenstein, 79, passed away peacefully Sunday morning March 20, at his residence in Marina del Rey, California. Born in 1937 in New York City, son of the late William and Sylvia Bodenstein. Ken is survived by his wife of 23 years, Diane Lerner, his children with his wife of 30 years the late Susan Sims Bodenstein, Todd Bodenstein and Leslie Bodenstein, stepson Guy DeFeo, stepdaughter Jan DeFeo, grandchildren Willem Pickleman, Jake DeFeo and Riley DeFeo, sister Elaine Polack, brother-in-law Rudy Polack, nieces Diana Polack, Heidi Weinstein, Alyssa Polack, Ellen Maness, and Karen Farevaag. A graduate in 1953 of the prestigious Bronx High School of Science, Ken went on to graduate with a Bachelors of Arts degree and a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemical Engineering in 1957 from Columbia University in New York City and in 1960 graduated with a Masters in Business Administration from Columbia University Business School. Ken went on to work at Airproducts, Armour, Goodbody, CNA, and Duff and Phelps, where he spent 35 years as a Financial Analyst before retiring. A lifelong Tennis player, Ken played for fun and in tournaments in California and Nationally. Taking on the role of "inspirational coach" Ken assisted in providing inspiration as well as practical tips to the women's tennis teams of both UCLA and Columbia University. His trademark outcries of "One in the Bank" inspired an article in the UCLA Tennis magazine about his exploits and activities in helping the women's team. Services will be held Wednesday, March 23rd at 10am at Hillside Memorial Park, 6001 W. Centinela, Los Angeles, CA 90045, 310-641-0707. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Idyllwild Arts Foundation, PO Box 38, Idyllwild, CA 92549. Please include the memo "Kenneth Bodenstein Memorial." Gifts can also be made on the website at www.idyllwildarts.org/giving or by calling 951-659-2171 ext. 2330.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Mar. 22, 2016
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