Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Biography of Leonard Allen Bose

The two Len Bose's. Photo

Leonard Allen Bose

Bose came into this world on June 12, 1936 to his parents Priscilla & Fritz Bose.  

During the middle of the Great Depression, Priscilla and Fritz decided to pack up the car and move to California with only a few dollars in their pockets.  They made Arcadia home in 1952 and Bose attended Arcadia High School being part of the school's first graduating class of 1955.  He became Captain of the football team, and a member of the Sultans car club.  He met and dated classmate Vivian Bucich during those school years.  They married on Sept. 6,1958 at St. Lukes Catholic Church in Temple City, and he continued his education at USC.

In Sept. 1959 he was drafted into the army and was stationed in Anchorage Alaska.  While in Alaska he became of member of the Way Below Zero Club in Willow Freeze detail.  

In April of 1960 his son Leonard Steven Bose was born. For his son's first birthday he arranged a surprise visit by being on the TV show Truth or Consequences and surprised everyone stepping out from behind the curtain.
Start of the 83 Trans Pac

After his return from the service the couple resided in Arcadia, where they lived for six years then moving to Kailua, Hawaii on the island of Oahu.  During this time he started his long career in the insurance business specializing in transportation trucking.  Life could not have treated the family better being able to spend many days on the tropical beaches of Hawaii.   "Good Times" were had with visiting family and friends, that many of you will reflect upon today.

The family moved back to California settling in Huntington Beach in 1967, where his son’s family lives today.  While working his day started at 6 a.m., out the door by 7.  For close to thirty years he commuted into Los Angeles, with a four hour round trip, arriving home at 6 p.m.  The family would always met together for dinner where most of life's ups and downs were discussed.  He helped start Sea View Little League and became President of that league, and became leader of his sons Cub Scout Pack.   It was commented that if his son had been an alter boy he would have become the pope.

Most of his later years were spent traveling with Vivian, enjoying time with his grandson,
Andrew Dieter Bose, who came into his life in 1999.  He was blessed with many warm
memories of a loving wife, family and close friends.  A life well lived.

Four generations of the Bose family

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A wonderful life indeed! Your family was truly blessed. We love the Bose family!! Love the Blakes