In Memory

Leonard Preyss - Class of 1967







Leonard Thor Preyss, formerly of Paramus N.J.,  passed away on March 14. He was 66 years old.  Lenny was a graduate of Paramus High School, Class of 1967. He played baseball and soccer, and was a member of the band.  He had a B.A. degree from Kent State University, and an M.A. degree from San Diego State University [English].  He was an English teacher, basketball coach, and soccer coach in the San Diego School system for thirty years.  Among his many awards was the “Crystal Apple - Excellence in Education” Award.

He was pre-deceased by his first wife, Sandi.  He is survived by wife Kathy, a daughter, Nikki Wiseman, and two grandchildren [Jackson and Addie].  He is also survived by three brothers, Bob [PHS, ‘64], and Rick, and Jerry, who attended Paramus High School, and graduated high school and college in Ohio.




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09/21/16 08:51 AM #1    

Ron Braham (1967)

This is a tough one. God bless him, he was hard to handle.

We were really tight at PHS, which meant we played hoops, fought, drank, argued, chased girls, fought again, partied and fought some more. He wandered off to college but we thought he'd come back to be in our wedding party. I still remember Maggio walking into the church for rehearsal saying, "He didn't call you? He won't be here." (Thanks again for standing in, Pete). Then...nothing for forty years.

In 2009, he drops in from nowhere by phone and we reconnect. He was coming out to Philadelphia and we made plans to meet. At the hotel, we both wandered around the lobby eyeing each other from a distance until he asked if i was Ron Braham! It was a great dinner and another visit at my home. The remaining years were regular phone calls with the occasional argument - some things never change.

May he rest in peace. He drove me crazy, but I loved him. He was my bro.

05/21/18 05:42 AM #2    

Henry Randolph Hensel (1963)

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