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LEONARD "Lenny" WEINER, age 81, of Memphis, lived from January 16, 1932 until Wednesday ,April 10, 2013. Born in Brooklyn, NY he came to Memphis in 1952 and was stationed at Millington Aviation Electronics where he met and married the love of his life Janis "Footsie" Weiner. They were transferred to Norfolk, Va. where he served in the Antisubmarine Squadron 32 and then to Patuxent River, Md.

Drawn back to family, they moved to Memphis in 1953 and he opened Andy's Electronics and TV Repair. He joined the Shelby County Sheriff's Department in 1966 as a reserve patrol officer and retired as Inspector and Captain of the DUI Squad in 1996 after 30 years of dedicated service. An avid racquetball player, he loved participating as a regular at the JCC and was one of the elite in the Senior's Division of the International Racquetball Association. He worked for the Shelby County administration's security division and as a private investigator with Leonard Weiner and Associates. In 1980 he opened Omega Communications with his family in Memphis and soon expanded to Houston and Dallas, Texas.

He and Footsie were involved in the B'nai Brith Youth Organization during and after their three daughters' and granddaughters' participation in the program. Fondly referred to as Aunt Footsie and Uncle Lenny, they were adopted by a host of "nieces and nephews" who stayed in touch with them throughout their lives.

Lenny was preceded in death by his parents Alex and Rose Weiner and his beloved wife of 56 years Footsie. He is survived by daughters Dr. Sheri Weiner (Sonny Farmer), Lisa Perlen (Arthur) and Marcy Seligstein (Sidney). He doted on, and is also survived by his granddaughters Alison Shindledecker (Chuck), Andrea Kirshner (future grandson Kevin Falik), Whitney Perlen and Rachel Seligstein as well as all of his loving grand-puppies. He is also survived by his two closest friends Hal Kaufman (Fran) and Pete Singer (Mary) and a host of dedicated friends and family. He was a member of Anshei Sphard-Beth El Emeth Congregation.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 12 at 11am at the Katzman Memorial Chapel in the Anshei Sphard-Beth El Emeth Congregation Cemetery on Airways Blvd. Donations may be made to Dorothy's Place, the Alzheimer's Association or to a charity of your choice.

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