Leonard Harris Stoll, a 40-year resident of Torrance, passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2006-he was 65. Len was born in Winona, MN, and proudly served in the Army during the early 60's as a paratrooper. Employed by the Redondo Beach Unified School District from 1967 to 2003, he served as a Teacher, Vice Principal and 23 years as a Principal. He liked to garden, but he loved his family and friends. He became everyone's resident computer expert, and recently developed a penchant for walking and hiking with a group of friends. His many friends and loved-ones will miss his delightfully quick wit and bountiful sense of humor. Len is survived by his wife, Rita Stoll of Torrance, son, Kevin of Sebastopol, brother, Jeff (Joyce) of Marina del Rey, and sister Elaine Estreen of Wausau, WI. Preceded in death by mother, Frieda and father, John Stoll. A viewing will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel on Saturday, March 4, 2006 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel on Monday, March 6, 2006 at 3 p.m. with a reception following in Rice's Lighthouse Reception Room from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Society. To send the family a message, share a memory, for directions to services, or to view the online video tribute please go to the mortuary's website, www.LAfuneral.com

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  1. For thirty years, Len gave me the gift of laughter. I will miss him so much. Rita and Kevin, I pray that the Lord will surround you with His love and comfort you in this time of tremendous loss.

  2. Dear Rita, I’m so very sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. Know that I’m thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Condolences, Margie Rapp

  3. Rita, I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Dear Stoll Family: Our loss is heaven’s gain. Len brought laughter and happiness. We were blessed to have known him. Only last Saturday at Billy’s we met and talked about how much he enjoyed daily breakfasts with Rita and about time dancing together. Len left lots of wonderful memories, which I will fondly recall. May God Bless and Comfort you in your loving memories, Frank and Rebecca Bostrom and family

  5. Wish I was there. I remember Len mostly when they lived in Winona. He would come over almost every day and asked if coffee was being served that day. Then we would sit for over an hour. Then he would appologize for taking up our time.

  6. Last Summer when Lenny re-visited Winona MN for his class reunion, my family and I got to know him(our daughters had never met their uncle Lenny)and that memory will always be with us. He kept us in stitches with his humor. “here take this” line will always be his trademark laugh for us. Love you little sister and Kevin….This is hard….bye. Big Brother Jim & Family

  7. We’ll always remember the many wonderful conversations and great laughs we had with Lenny. There was never a conversation without his great wit and humor. We will miss him. Love you Sis and Kevin.

  8. Rita & Kevin, I was shocked and sadden to hear of Mr. Stolls passing. I had the pleasure to know him by working at Alta Vista as his clerk typist. My happy memories were the years that I worked with your husband/father. Leonard will always be in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless You and Your Family. Heaven has a new Angel and his name is Len. Karen & Sam Abrahamian Palmdale, Calif. 4/5/06

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