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Leonard H. Bernheim Jr. ’59

Published in Feb. 7, 2001, issue

Len died in New York on Sept. 19, 2000, of pancreatic cancer.

Len prepared for Princeton at Lawrenceville. A member of the freshman crew and later varsity coxswain, Len belonged to Charter Club.

Following graduation, Len served in the Army, then took a position with Stern, Lauer & Co., a family brokerage firm, while attending NYU business school. Becoming a partner with Stern, Lauer in 1965, he ran the firm with his brother, Charles '57, until it was dissolved in 1978. He then joined Bear, Stearns & Co. and remained active as a managing director until he died.

Leonard was deeply involved in philanthropic and community activities, serving as v.p. and on numerous committees of the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services. He was a trustee and member of the executive committee of the UJA/Federation, pres. of the board of the Lexington School for the Deaf, and member of a visiting committee to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Leonard is survived by his wife, Stephanie, his daughters, Claudia and Erica, and his brother, Charles. To them the class extends its heartfelt sympathies; to Leonard's memory, it extends its gratitude for the time and the resources he so unselfishly dedicated to Princeton.

The Class of 1959

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