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February 24, 1933 - July 21, 2015 Leon "Lee" Salter passed away July 21, 2015 at his home in Los Angeles, CA. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm, Friday, July 24, at Hillside Memorial Park, 6001 W. Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles. Memorials may be made to the Angeles Clinic. Leon was born February 24, 1933 to Emanuel and Ernestine Salter in Flint, MI. At age 13, he moved to Santa Monica, California where he graduated from Santa Monica High School. He went on to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees from UCLA, including a juris doctorate from the school of law. It was at UCLA where he met his soulmate, Joy, who was his wife for 46 years until her death in 2003. After her death, he found a loving companion, Marilyn Roth, for the remainder of his life. He worked as a criminal defense attorney at the Los Angeles public defenders office for 33 years where he proudly provided clients with their constitutional right to representation. He was an avid reader and writer, contributing opinion articles and letters to the Los Angeles Times, in particular. He is survived by his two sisters, Betty Reuben and Joan Helft, three children Karen, Kenneth, and Kathy, four grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on July 23, 2015
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