Leon M. Cain
1991 - 2018
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February 13, 1991 - August 19, 2018 Leon M. Cain was born in Berlin, Germany, to his beloved mother Henny and father Vincent, and grew up in Los Angeles. He is survived by his mother, younger sister and light of his life Kelly Hicks, stepfather Kelvin Hicks, cousins Janet and Vincent, aunt Elinor and uncle Alex, aunt Kirsten, and girlfriend Rina. A USC Trojan with a background in California politics, Leon was a rising third-year student at Stanford Law School. Passionate about increasing diversity in the legal field, Leon served on the board of Stanford's Black Law Students Association and as Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance. With his radiant personality, generosity, and quick sense of humor, he made everyone feel welcome and loved. A devoted friend and mentor, Leon lived his life to the fullest and cared deeply for others so they too could live their best lives. Leon passed away in a tragic accident in Washington, D.C., right as he was on the threshold of living the life he had envisioned. Leon had just signed an offer to join Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, a top New York law firm, and was planning to celebrate with friends and family in Europe before returning to Stanford. To carry forth Leon's light, we ask that you embrace his joy for life and his pursuit of justice. Please consider honoring his living legacy by donating to the Leon Cain Scholarship Fund for Aspiring Black Law Students at: law.stanford.edu/RememberLeon. A memorial service for Leon will be held on October 14, 2018 at Stanford Law School. For more information contact leonsmemorialservice@gmail.com.

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Published in Los Angeles Times from Sep. 8 to Sep. 9, 2018.
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July 31, 2019
I haven't seen you in 24 years but thought about you often. There is too much time to miss chances and so little to make good on lost opportunities. Rest in peace my little friend - as I remember you always. I am so utterly sorry for your loss and am sending my deepest compassion to your family. The memories of you will always be there and they are wonderful.
Ina Martinuci formerly Palmer
November 1, 2018
WOW....Words will never heal the pain that all are feeling as a result of Leon' untimely passing. May peace be with his friends and family today and forever...Leon is an Angel to all as usual!!! Peace and Blessings to all, especially those who had the pleasure of being part of Leon' life. God Bless! Paula Sims - Cara Sims (friend and mentee of Leon' mother).
Paula Sims
October 3, 2018
God's comfort and blessings as your beloved Leon R.I.P. Wait on God to dry our tears, doing away with death and pain shortly.
September 21, 2018
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. John Butch Foster
September 20, 2018
My condolences and prayers to the family. I an a first cousin to Leon's father Vincent. I pray that you have comfort in your time of sorrow.
Brigette Harris
September 13, 2018
I'm very sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in the promise found out John 6: 40.
September 10, 2018
I am truly sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort give you peace and strength during this difficult time. Psalms 29:11.
September 9, 2018
I am deeply sorry for your loss. May your hearts find comfort in the words found at 1 Thessalonians 4:14. A beautiful hope of seeing your loved ones again.
September 8, 2018
jeremiah holman
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