Leonidas "Len" John Alteno, CWO-5 USMC Ret.

November 18, 1942April 14, 2013
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WOODSTOCK – Leonidas “Len” John Alteno, Chief Warrant Officer-5 U.S. Marine Corps Retired, 70, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013 in Woodstock. He was born November 18, 1942 in Youngstown, OH to John and Helen Alteno. He was a Marine Corps veteran who served in Vietnam and Bosnia, retiring after 30 years of dedicated service. He later worked at General Motors for many years. He was an avid sailor and enjoyed shooting. He is survived by his loving wife, Anna. He is also survived by his sons, John and Andrew, and his granddaughter, Isabelle. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Gust Alteno. Visitation will be held from 1pm to 5pm on Saturday, April 20 at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. The funeral service and military honors will follow at 5pm. Burial will take place in Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Marine Corps Scholarship, 909 N. Washington Street, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314 or Journey Care Foundation, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010. Online condolences may be expressed at For more information, please call the funeral home at 815-459-1760.


  • Visitation Saturday, April 20, 2013
  • Funeral Service & Military Honors Saturday, April 20, 2013

Leonidas "Len" John Alteno, CWO-5 USMC Ret.

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Matt Canning

April 23, 2013

We will miss you,Len. Remember to keep the Yuma Barracks squared away before you leave. I was not able to attend your
funeral service. I was out of town.
Semper Fi!!
Matt Canning, CWO-5, USMCR (Ret)

Kathy Ronick

April 21, 2013

My heart goes out to the ones that Len loved and the ones that loved Len, I will always consider him to be a dear friend and he will be truly missed and forever in my heart, his inspiration will always be cherished in the way I live my life.
Kathy R. IL


April 20, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. I pray you find comfort for your memories & know that God, the hearer of prayers will comfort his mourning ones. Isaiah 61:2

Ruth Favre

April 20, 2013

Ms. Anna, My heart goes out to you and your family in this time of loss. My prayers are with you. Please keep looking to God for strength and comfort. Semper Fi. Ruth Favre, member MC League 1009.

David Diser

April 20, 2013


April 19, 2013

May the strength only God can give be with you in the days ahead.

April 19, 2013

April 19, 2013

AHEPA Lincoln Chapter #89

April 18, 2013

May the wind always be at your back.
Your Brothers of the AHEPA Lincoln Chapter #89. Youngstown, OH.

April 18, 2013

To the Alteno family annd friends. Offering to all of you my sincere condolence as you mourn the loss of your loved one , may cherished memories soon replace the sadness you now feel, and in the days ahead draw strength from one another and the God of all comfort.