Leonard “Lenny” Wain
WAIN: Leonard “Lenny” Wain died at home Sept. 15, 2022, surrounded by his adoring wife, four children and a circle of relatives and close friends. Born June 10, 1936, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Lenny was later adopted by Chicagoans Philip and Emma Wain. The family relocated to California where Lenny graduated from Beverly Hills High School and Claremont Men’s College. A competitive swimmer, Lenny was California All State during high school and college. His favorite stroke was the butterfly.
To know Lenny was to love him. His vibrant personality and unique perspective of the world was magnetic, welcoming an eclectic array who enriched his life. His family was at the center of his universe. He was the dad who coached his children’s sports teams and chaperoned Girl Scout jamborees. He was an avid gardener who loved tending to his fruit trees. A voracious reader, he always had a great story to share. Long after he retired, following the stock market continued to be a passion.
Lenny loved sports, playing basketball and tennis, and was forever proud of his temple league bowling trophies. In mid-life, he took up golf and could be found on the Scottsdale greens with his wife. If you enjoy talking professional sports, Lenny was your man discussing in detail stats from throughout the decades.
Lenny’s career evolved and morphed as the tides of his life flowed. His charm was the key factor in his success; beginning as a CPA and later in life as a stockbroker for several financial institutions.
Lenny is survived by his loving wife, Susan (Feola); his devoted children, Liz (Charlie Augello) Wain of Highland Park, Illinois, Matt Wain of Chandler, Arizona, Adam (Tracie) Wain of Phoenix, Arizona, and Zachary (Ashley) Wain of Scottsdale, Arizona; his beloved grandchildren, Lucy Ruderman (Cameron Baker), Isabelle, Mason, Oliver and Livia Wain and Dylan Huth; and his sisters Patty Mandell, Dolly Carniol, Rosie (Gene) Blascyk and Janet (Jack) Introligator.
The family wishes to acknowledge all the care partners that were with him throughout his decline, especially Robyn, Nanci and Pam. A special thank you to Dr. Doug Lakin and his incredible team who were wonderful with Lenny for decades.
Memorial services were held on Sunday, Sept. 18, at Temple Kol Ami 15030 N 64th Street Scottsdale, AZ 85254.
As a young child, Lenny was placed into foster care. The vision of a social worker ultimately led to his fortunate adoption by a loving family. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to Child Crisis of Arizona to help other children like Lenny find loving families. ChildCrisisAZ.org PJC