Obituaries » Eleanor Lieb
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March 6, 1921 - April 22, 2020
Eleanor was born in Springfield Massachusetts to Eastern European immigrant parents in 1921. About this time, women got the right to vote and the world was just getting over the Spanish flu. She vehemently hated the cold. Her father Aaron, moved the family to a small city called Los Angeles. There she thrived speaking English for the first time and going on to graduate from Los Angeles High School. She enrolled at a small university called UCLA and majored in math. Marriage and World War II interrupted her studies and, when her husband Al went into the Navy, she volunteered to chauffeur visiting dignitaries. After the war, she and Al started manufacturing TV antennas. She raised two kids Judy and Greg and ran the business office. When a call for help went out she adopted two teenagers Barbara and Alan after both their parents died from cancer. The business was sold in the ’60s and before boredom set in she became a top-selling Realtor in the San Fernando Valley. Upon retiring she moved to San Diego and began volunteering in a public grammar school which she did for 20 years until they gave her a retirement party at age 90. Her husband Al died in 1997(thought 1996) and she became the leader of the Lieb clan. In the last years, she moved north to Lincoln California where she was active in her synagogue and social groups. She continued to travel, knit blankets for her great-grandchildren, read several books a week, and solve all the newspaper puzzles daily. She is survived by an extensive family of her four children, 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. We know your hearing had been a challenge for many years, but we hope you can hear everyone clearly now say how much you meant to our lives and how much you will be missed.