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Linda Fuller

Leonard R. Fuller

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Leonard R. Fuller. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. Click on the heart to let us know you were here and to receive email updates. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

The Remarkable Life of  Leonard R. Fuller  The life of Leonard R. Fuller is evidence of the existence of the American dream.  The sixth of his mother’s seven children, born to her in poverty when she was 22, Leonard was identified early as a gifted child.  Yet he may have remained among the anonymous gifted poor had not a mentor, Mark Friedman, a wealthy industrialist and philanthropist, appeared during his years at Thomas Jefferson...  see more
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  • Melverlynn Hull
  • M Lee Jackson
    When I first started working at USC in 1995 as Vice President for Student Affairs I spotted Leonard walking near Tommy Trojan and I walked up to him to introduce myself. He smiled and said, " So you are Dr. Michael Jackson. People have been...  more
  • GatheringUs Support Team
    Photo from Harold McRae
    • GatheringUs Support Team
      Harold McRae This photo was taken at the 50th reunion of the Harvard Business School's African American Student Union in April 2018.
      • June 5, 2021
  • Tulani Watkins
    We always smiled and laughed! ... Since I met Mr. Leonard during my time working at USC's Black Alumni Association (over a decade ago) he took me under his wing - he made the connection that my grandfather (Ted Watkins) helped him once upon a time when...  more
  • Eric Jones
    I met Leonard when he attended the Harvard Business School in the late 1960s. We reacquainted thru my wife Jean who was a childhood friend of his wife Linda. I remember him as an outgoing individual who was concerned about family, friends and...  more
  • Chrissy Murray
    I always remember Leonard as my cousin Linda's Kind & Gentle Husband. They lived close to us in Washington, DC at one time and later my parents and sometimes my sister and I would visit them in CA. I watched and heard of them expanding their family...  more
  • John Meigs
    Leonard and I met in October 1962, when we were on our high school cross country teams. He ran for Jefferson High and I for Fremont. We were walking the course
    prior to the 1.9 mile race and struck up a conversation. Little did we know at that time...  more
  • Jon Barfield
    Such a dear friend over so many decades. We miss Leonard but will will see him again. Our sincere condolences and prayers are extended to the family.
  • Alvin Pittman
    Dedicated, insightful, passionate, accomplished are words that come to mind when I think of Len. It was a joy for me to serve as a member of his team when he was on the USC Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Alumni Affairs Committee and when he served...  more
  • Terry Jones
    It is a rare privilege to meet and engage with someone who has a profound positive impact on your life. Leonard Fuller was that someone for me. From the time we first met, I realized a special connection with his spirit. He was a friend, a mentor, an...  more
  • Harold McRae
  • Chuck Stokes
    From when we first met in Detroit on the board of a student mentorship program in the early 1980's to our last visit together at our daughter's wedding in 2018, we will always cherish the special times we had in our beautiful friendship with Len and...  more
  • Leonade Jones
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  • Leonade Jones
    Friends for Fifty Years

    One of the rarest and greatest blessings is a friend for life. My good fortune began in Boston when Len and I were both starting new schools, Harvard Business School for Len and Simmons College for me. Imagine our surprise when...  more
  • Harold McRae
    Len was one of my oldest friends. We first met in September 1969 at the Harvard Business School and remained good friends until his passing. We chatted via phone about once a month over the years. Len, Linda & I visited each other over the years...  more
  • Jolene Negre
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  • Jolene Negre
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  • Geoffrey Mwaungulu
    Len, I and the entire Mwaungulu family miss you. I'll especially miss your valued friendship over all the years that we knew each other, your quiet confidence in business matters and as a leader and mentor of so many, and the time you gave to do it. Our...  more
  • Geoffrey Mwaungulu
  • Jerry Papazian
    A few more pictures to share - Len being sworn in as President of the USC Alumni Association; Len with Jerry Papazian and Alan Kreditor; Len and Linda - all circa 1996
  • Jerry Papazian
    I had the honor to serve with Len on the Board of the USC Alumni Association and the USC Board of Trustees in the mid to late 1990s. Len followed me as President of the Alumni Association and we served five year together on the Board of Trustees. Len...  more
  • Claudia Huntington
    Leonard was a wonderful guy - both in the boardroom as an independent director of our Capital Group American Funds, and as a human being. He will be missed. It was my great honor to share some time with him during our Capital Group days. His family...  more
  • Lanita Dyer
  • Frank Bradford
    Great memories of a mentor and friend.
  • Linda (gmail) Fuller
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  • Linda (gmail) Fuller
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  • Linda (gmail) Fuller
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