Leonard Pearlman, 91


RESEDA, CALIF. – Leonard D. Pearlman, of Los Angeles, California, formerly of Sarasota, Florida, Cranston and Great Neck, New York, died April 22, 2022. He was the beloved and devoted husband of 33 years to the late Karen S. Pearlman. He was the loving father of six children: David Pearlman of the island of Cyprus and New York City, Karen and Janet Pearlman, both of New York City, Laurie (Paul) Park of Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, Ellin (David) Becker of Sonoma, California, and Stephanie (Tom) Levin of Los Angeles. He was the adored grandfather of Robert and Jenny Park and Jack and Will Levin. 

Born in Fall River, Massachusetts, Len was raised in Providence. He was the seventh of 11 children of the late Ida (Mines) and Israel Pearlman. Predeceased by siblings Alice Mandel, Ben Pearlman, Tom Pearlman, Elaine Baron and Lila Delman. Survived by siblings Anna Shabshelowitz, Marc Pearlman, Adele Curhan, Alan Pearlman and Carolyn Leighton.

Len graduated from Proctor Academy in New Hampshire and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he studied business administration. During college, he spent a year in the newly-established State of Israel working on a kibbutz and helping to build the country's infrastructure. Len was a lifelong supporter of Israel and many Jewish organizations. 

Len worked for Lafayette Radio Electronics in Syosset, New York. Beginning as a trainee in human resources, he rose to become the Chief Executive Officer of the company.

Len enjoyed reading, tennis, raquetball, cheering for the University of Michigan football team, poker, travel, and good food – especially Chinese food and chocolate cake.

Len lived a long and full life and will be deeply missed.  

Memorial donations can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF of Western & Central Pennsylvania, 501 Martindale St., Suite 670, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 or www.jdrf.org/westcentralpa).