Ignatius Leonard Sinaguglia, "Lenny" to his many friends. Lenny went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at the age of 88. He was the eldest son born on April 26, 1918 in Buffalo, New York to Concetta and Leonard Sinaguglia of Palermo, Sicily. Lenny was an avid photographer for most of his adult life. He was a member of the South Bay Photography Club. He was also a member of the Son's of Italy, Centinella Valley Lodge #1991. He had been a member of the Holy Name Society for years then a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. He was involved with the Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts many years ago with his sons and daughters. Lenny enjoyed camping, fishing and as a young man bird hunting. Lenny is survived by his wife Mercedes "Nena" Sinaguglia whom he was married to for the past 56 years. He had four children. Sons Mark Sinaguglia and wife Pamela of Inglewood, CA, Brian Sinaguglia and wife Dolores of Torrance, CA. Daughters Judith Elwell and husband Jeffrey of Victorville, CA and Karen Sinaguglia of Torrance, CA Lenny was blessed to have his Grandchildren Jessica, Jason and Cody and on Great-Grandson Brody whom he met for the first time on Saturday the 12th. Lenny also leaves two brothers, Sam Sina of Las Vegas, Joseph Segal of New York and his sister Anita Nuccio of New York. His other sister Jean and brother Richard had previously passed away. He was loved by so many people whose lives he touched over the rears and will be greatly missed. In Lieu of flowers the family requests any donations be made to The Sons of Italy, Centinella Valley Lodge #1991, 1744 W. Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90501. Please put Attention: Scholarship Fund. A memorial service and reception will be held on Tuesday, August 22 at 7:00 P.M., Rice Mortuary 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503

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  1. On behalf of the entire Sinaguglia family, I would like to thank all of you for your kindness to us during this time of grief. On the other hand, we celebrate the life of my Dad, Lenny to his friends. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Dad could make us all laugh and was such a great guy to listen to. He always was willing to help out and talk about any problem or challenge any of us had. Most of the time he was more a best friend than a dad, which was really cool. His family was so important to him. Everything he did was for us. If you have some memory of Dad that you would like to share, please feel free, we would love to hear from you. Thank you so much. Mark Sinaguglia

  2. im really gonna miss Grandpa.. the one memory i have of him that i will never forget is how me and Jason would wake Grandpa up at 3 am to eat shreaded wheat cereal… we would stay up and talk until Grandpa feel asleep at the table…. i love u Grandpa

  3. My foundest memory of my daddy was when I went to the barber shop with him cause he needed a hair cut, and the man wanted to cut my curls off and I started to cry and my dad comforted me…. My other memory of my daddy was one time I was in trouble and i was running in the house cause my mom was calling me and my dad grabed me and hide me in the garage so I wouldnt get in trouble.. I will miss you Daddy!!

  4. We were saddened to hear of Cousin Leonard’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy and prayers. We always enjoyed seeing Leonard, Nena, Mark, Brian, Judy, and Karen when they came to visit our family in Visalia. Leonard was always fun to be around. As children, we always laughed when his “heavy breathing” gave it away that he had dozed off for a few minutes after we finished eating a great pasta dinner. Thanks cousin for the great fishing stories and the fond memories you left us. God bless Leonard and may he rest in peace. Joe and Elizabeth Romanazzi Carmichael. CA

  5. Our sincere sympathy to Nena, the children, and their families. May God hold you all very close during this most difficult time. Cousin Lenny was a very special person and we shall all miss him greatly. Cousins Rose Romanazzi and Josephine Cutler

  6. Beloved Family I was so saddened to hear that Lenny had passed away. It has been so very long since we have seen all of you, but please know that I think of you often and remember with fondness, the wonderful memories of our time together. Nena, my prayers will be for you and your “beloved children”, so that you will have peace in your hearts and that Our Lord Jesus will comfort all of you during this sad time. Can you imagine Jeff and Lenny in Heaven together! What a great reunion that must have been. Of course, Heaven will never be the same and I look forward to the wonderful day when we will see our loved ones again. But for now, we must continue on and cherish what God has given us here on Earth. We have so many Blessings to be thankful for. Rest in peace, dearest Lenny. Thank you for touching my life. I will miss you. My love to all of you and May God Bless and keep you in His care. CLAUDIA and DAVE JUSTIN and JARROD “The PARKERS” Rev. 21:4

  7. Len was a beautiful, kind and gentle man. I am proud to be married to his eldest son Mark. Who reminds me of Lenny greatly. Len will be sadly missed, but our memories are safe in our hearts until we are together as a family again. Thanks Len for being such a “great Father-in-law. Pam Sinaguglia

  8. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this very, very difficult time. You were all so very lucky to share your lives with such a wonderful man. I met him many years ago, and know he was a man of great strength and character. One of many qualities I am sure, which will live on in the lives of his family, and friends forever. TammyR

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