Long time resident of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Leni was born and raised in Manhattan (New York City). She attended Michigan State University where she met her future husband Ted at a Hillel gathering. Leni and Ted married on August 22, 1965, She worked as an executive secretary in Manhattan helping Ted while he obtained a Master's Degree from Long Island University. When Ted was admitted to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, she worked as an executive secretary at the school. They ha their first and only child Michelle in November of 1974, When Ted opened his practice in 1976, Leni ran the front office while being a wonderful mother. Leni loved life and loved to laugh. She loved the arts, especially ballet and theatre. But, more than anything she loved her family! During the years that followed Leni and Ted traveled the world. Visiting place like Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Italy, Central America, Fiji, Cuba, Alaska, England, Scotland (where she and Ted met and spent time with James Harro) and Iceland, which was her favorite. She actualy rode an Iceland pony. On August 22, 2022 she would've been married for 58 years to the love of her life, Ted. She always shared with him how grateful she was for such a rich, meaningufl and adventureful life.
Leni participated in many charitable organizations. She was a giving and loving person. Always seeing how she could help people in need. She was an avid reader, loving books about history and the personalities that changed history. Leni touched the lives of many. Anybody that met her loved her and knew that they were fortunate enough to have been touched by her. In addition to Ted, Leni is survived by her daughter Michelle (Ryan) and her two grandchildren Sarah and Andy; her sister Terry (Jeffrey), nephew Crispen (Christina), and great nephew Clayton. Leni is also enscribed in the memories of all the loving family member as well as many close friends whom she considered to be family as well.
As her husband Leni was not only my wife, she was my partner, my passion, my best friend, my everything. She taught me how to be more accepting. She was the most caring person I ever met. She taught me what was important and what was not. She was a great mother and grandmother. She taught both grandkids how to cook.. She showed them unconditional love. She definitely made me a better person. I would not have accomplished all that I have done without her by my side. The next paragraph was written by Leni's granddaughter Sarah.
At 6:38 on June 20th I lost
my best friend and my grandmother.
Mama thank you for everything, thank you
for always making sure that I have a smile
on my face. Thank you for always giving
me a shoulder to cry on. Thank you for just
ALWAYS being there for me. I just wanted
to tell you that I will miss you more than
anything on this planet. But I do know one
thing that you will always be watching over
me and making sure that I am okay. I can
promise you one thing too that I will
continue to make you proud, I will
graduate from nursing school and make a
difference. But what's amazing is that you
have always told me to believe in myself
and I can do whatever I dream of. So thank
you again. This is not a goodbye this is just
a see you soon. I love you to the moon
back. I love you mama Llama'❤️