Lauren Willard Leese, 82, of Merced Ca, passed away Sunday May 23, 2021. A native of Cupertino Ca, he is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Charlotte whom he cherished and spoke about every day of his life. Dad leaves behind his son Lauren and daughters Carri, Crystal and Charaye in which he shared a special bond with each child. Dad also leaves behind his loving grandchildren Andrea, Leanne and Rikki as well as four great-grandchildren. Dad was a great family man and the hardest working man during his working years. He was a well-known party boat skipper in the SF bay area early in his life and his life-long passion for fishing continued after he retired. On any given day, you could find Dad trolling for trout in local reservoirs until he was no longer able to. His Holiday cooking of slow cooking Turkey’s and roasts were the family favorites. In the final years of his life, he cared for our mom who is suffering from Dementia, his devotion to her everyday of her life speaks volumes about our Dad’s character. We lost a great man, Rest in Peace Dad.
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