OBITUARY

Leonard Schlosberg

July 19, 1930November 23, 2018
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Leonard Schlosberg, 88, resident of The Fairways, Lakewood, NJ, passed away Friday, November 23, at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, NJ. Len was born and raised in New Brunswick, NJ and resided for 44 years in Tinton Falls. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict and after discharge married and went into sales. The former owner of N.J. plastic supply in Kenilworth and later Katzin’s Uniforms in Newark, Len was currently the owner of Leonard Talent Associates, representing variety artists for adult communities, temples and other organizations. Len cared deeply about veteran’s issues and founded an organization in his community called Seniors Support Dogs For Veterans, an adjunct of K9’s for Warriors. Len was a great supporter of the arts, serving as president of the N.J. Jewish Festival and for 28 years creating/producing Talent Expo, a statewide teenage talent contest at the Garden State Arts Center. Len directed several choirs, played French horn in the Lakewood Symphony, and musical directed many community theater productions. He also produced two successful Off-Broadway shows, Naomi Court and The Taffetas. Len is survived by the love of his life Ruth, to whom he was married for 63 years, and his children, Amy Grandinetti and her husband Jeff, Eve McCance and her husband Tom, Jill Nappi and her husband Patrick, grandchildren Zak and his wife Kristina, Liana, Carly, Megan, Jacob, Jordan, Gina and Angela and great-grandchildren Logan, Nicholas and Alexander. He is also survived by his brother Ted Schlosberg and his wife Kitty, as well as by his cherished nieces and nephews and their extended families. Donations in his loving memory can be made to K9’s For Warriors or Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Services

  • Gathering for Family and Friends Sunday, November 25, 2018
  • Memorial Service Sunday, November 25, 2018
REMEMBERING

Leonard Schlosberg

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Diane (Russo) Herring

November 28, 2018

Amy, Eve & Jill,

I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I have so many fond memories of him and your mother while spending time at your house. What a wonderful man, always welcoming me, always interested in our lives. Looking through all these wonderful pictures! How lucky he was to have such a full life and amazing, loving family. I know how much he will be missed! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your mother at this difficult time.

Diane (Russo) Herring

Felix Truex

November 28, 2018

So deeply sorry to learn of Len’s passing. He was an extraordinary, one-of-a-kind individual who didn’t know the words “can’t” or “won’t”. A driving force in the Arts who tirelessly worked for years to shape, encourage and assist countless performers.
That amazing smile, warmth, personality and sheer love of people will be sincerely missed. He was a mensch, he was a gift.
Ruthie and family, you’re all in my prayers and in my heart -
With love,
Felix
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Maria Colon

November 27, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about Len. He always had a kind word to say and he put a smile on my face. When I called him to inquire about performers for the library he worked with me and had such patience. My deepest condolences Ruth. Maria from the library.

Cheryl Kaufman

November 27, 2018

Lenny was my favorite cousin and I knew him my entire life! He was the oldest cousin on my Dad's side and I am the youngest, but there was always something special there! Lenny was always so kind and thoughtful, for example, he called me last month to be sure my family was safe after the killings at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. That was Lenny!
I will always keep a special place in my heart for him....he was the best!
My love and sympathy to the whole beautiful family.
Rest in peace, dear Lenny.
Love,
Cheryl Kaufman

The picture is from my wedding in 1971

Maggie and Tom Worsdale

November 27, 2018

This man had a great life and he leaves behind a "one of a kind" wife, 3 well loved daughters and many grandchildren. We pass this way only once and he made it count. It was an honor to know him and to call him my friend. I'll never forget him. Love you Ruth.

Kathy Graham

November 26, 2018

Bill and I are sending our deepest condolences at this loss. Lenny was an amazing man. I am honored to have known him. Having met him as an aspiring vocalist and performer when he was a judge at the Garden State Arts Center Talent Expo so very many years ago, it was a blessing to have the chance to work with all these years later. You will be sorely missed my friend. Our hearts go out to Ruthy and the family. With all our love..

Kathy Graham and Bill Pappas

Gerald Cachia

November 26, 2018

On behalf of the entire William Clare family we send our heartfelt love and condolences to Len's family. Over the years we adopted Lenny into our WCE family and cherished his passion and spirit for the business! He was truly one of a kind and will be missed by the entire entertainment industry.

Warm Regards,

Gerry , Kelly, and the Cats at William Clare Entertainment

Jon Peterson

November 26, 2018

Dear Len.
A truly great - I might even say monumental- human being.
Your generosity knew no limits and your eternal optimism was an inspiration to me.
Thank you for your friendship.
You and Ruthie together - the best team since Mickey and Judy!
Rest In Peace my friend, you dear man.
Jon Peterson

larry donsky

November 24, 2018

Len told me age doesn't matter, funny is funny. Thanks for giving me a shot. I'll never forget it.
RIP, Larry Donsky

Bob Horowitz

November 24, 2018

Len gave my Community Wanaque Reserve best in entertainment. Because of Len we had K9 Warriors Fundraiser with his help setting up the show we were able to raise money for one dog named Bobby. Len was a mensch, always helping whenever he could . We are planning another fundraiser in Len’s honor in June. We will miss him.