Self described as “terse, dogged and a smidge snarky,” Leonard Frank “Len” Lattanzi passed away at home in Los Altos, CA, on May 22, 2020 of advanced pancreatic cancer. A long-time resident of Los Altos, he was 55.
Born in San Francisco, Len grew up all over the world while his parents, Angelo Frank Lattanzi and Aurelia Ibarra Ramos Lattanzi, served overseas with the United States Information Service. Len attended preschool in London and Rome, elementary school in Ethiopia and Nigeria, middle school in Centreville, Virginia, and high school in Guadalajara, Mexico. Len and three “partners in crime” enlivened high school with creative pranks, and their shenanigans led to lifelong friendships.