He graduated from Long Branch (N.J.) High School. At Princeton he lettered all three years as a defensive guard on the football team, wearing number 63; was a Hibben Scholarship recipient; and was a member of Prospect. He majored in history.
After graduation, he immediately followed a calling to the ministry by entering Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif. Following his training at Fuller, he devoted himself to pastoring, successively serving congregations in New Jersey, two in southern California, one in Wisconsin, and the last back in California. As he wrote in our 50th-reunion yearbook, “World missions have been a vital ministry in all my pastorates, plus strong evangelical commitment to the Scripture.”
Following Len on the gridiron, his son, Drew, was a lineman and captain of the 1974 Stanford team; and his grandson, Beau, was a lineman and captain of the 2013 Yale team.
His wife, Wilma, whom he married two days after his Princeton graduation, was with Len throughout his ministry. She survives him, as do their three children, Drew, Karen, and Lynn; and 10 grandchildren.