Leslie "Les" Oswald Dabritz Jr.
July 14, 1934 – June 30, 2019
Leslie O. Dabritz was born on July 14, 1934 in Santa Cruz, Ca. His family moved to several locations when he was growing up as his father, also Leslie O. Dabritz, was a Methodist minister.
Les attended several schools while growing up and graduated from Mariposa High School. He was a 1957 graduate of College of the Pacific. Les was a history major in college, but much of his time was spent on the track field. His love of running track remained with him throughout his life.
Les met the girl of his dreams while living in Modesto. He married Barbara in 1962 and they had 57 years together. Les was proud of their children, Deron Leslie and Romy Leigh. He loved his grandchildren, Kirby and Ariel.
His career in Chamber of Commerce Management brought him to several cities in California where his accomplishments were always praised. Les believed it was better to leave a chamber in better shape than when he arrived.
The height of Les’ personality was his sense of humor. His “old” jokes were the best. The smiles he left on our faces will always remain.