Leo was born in Oakdale, California. He attended his school-teacher mom’s rural one room schoolhouse with 7 other kids for a couple of his young years. Hot summer days were spent at the Oakdale Dip, hopping all the way home on hot pavement. Leo went on to earn a Masters of Business at The University of Southern California.
After 3 years during the Korean War as a Navy lieutenant aboard a destroyer he returned to California and started his career in the computer industry, first at North American Aviation then onto NCR including a 2 year stint in Switzerland. After a few more stops he retired from SRI International in Menlo Park.
Living in Los Altos for many years gave Leo a location to pursue his dreams. He moored his sailboat at Coyote Point in San Mateo; he bicycled with the Western Wheelers where he led training while designing, intriguing routes, amusing maps and magical but informative stories. He moved to Santa Cruz later in life and shared with the SCCC the same training and joys of riding a bicycle. Leo lives on in many ways but especially in the cycling community.
After 10 weeks in Hospice Leo passed on May 25 at his home in Aptos. He was 92. He is survived by his partner of 27 years, Arden Orrell, his daughter, Sharon Visini and his sister-in-law, Marilyn Moll. He was predeceased by his son Brian. Per his wishes there will be no memorial. Donations may be given to Santa Cruz County Hospice, Santa Cruz, California.