Leonard “Lenny” Max Ferstenfeld passed away at home on March 11th, in Fort Worth, Texas, at the age of 77. Lenny was dearly loved in life by his wife Karen Imber Ferstenfeld and their children, Deborah and Michael. Lenny was born October 7, 1944, to Adolph and Esther Haller Ferstenfeld in Fort Worth, Texas. He graduated from Arlington Heights High School in 1963, before going on to receive a bachelor's degree at the University of Texas at Arlington, and a master's degree in Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University Bloomington. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Lenny worked for several companies including Control Data, Caterpillar, and General Dynamics, specializing in instructional systems technology. He went on to teach a variety of subjects including math, history, English, and computer sciences at Polytechnic High School in Fort Worth, North Side High School in Fort Worth, and Bedford Junior High School in Bedford, Texas. Lenny will always be remembered for his sharp mind and strong work ethic. Lenny was very proud of his work in education, especially developing a computer lab at North Side High School. In his free time, he enjoyed spoiling his cats, building computers, and watching Ancient Aliens and Rachel Maddow. A natural storyteller and pun master, Lenny loved to craft jokes to share with friends, family, and perfect strangers alike. An eternal comedian, Lenny took great pride in crafting custom pranks like programming computers to tease his stepfather Morris or dangling office supplies from his nose to scare his mother and grandmother. He absolutely adored his grandchildren, Ethan and Emily, who inspired him to create uniquely personalized and theatrically presented gifts. Lenny is survived by his wife Karen, his son Michael (Megan) Ferstenfeld of Austin, Texas, his grandchildren Ethan and Emily Mark, their bonus-mom Julia Mark, and his brother Larry (Marcia) Ferstenfeld of Detroit, Michigan, as well as several cousins, nieces, and nephews. He is preceded in death by his beloved daughter Deborah Mark, his son-in-law Jeff Mark, his stepfather Morris Robins, his father Adolph Ferstenfeld, and his mother Esther Haller-Paul-Ferstenfeld-Robbins. Lenny was an active member of the Beth-El Congregation where he served on the “Prime Timers” Planning Committee. Services will be held at Beth-El Congregation (4900 Briarhaven Road, Fort Worth, TX 76109) on Wednesday, March 16th at 2 P.M. with a graveside service to follow
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