Leonard Weil

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Leonard James Weil (born December 12, 1925 in Birmingham - died June 15, 2007 in Birmingham) was a business executive and volunteer leader.

Weil was the oldest of two siblings born to Mr & Mrs Ben Weil. He grew up in Birmingham, became an Eagle Scout, and graduated from Ramsay High School in 1942. He served in the Army Medical Corps for two years before entering the University of Alabama where he completed a business degree in 1949. He began working at his father's business, Mayer Electric Supply after graduation and married Pat Patterson two years later, in 1951.

He spent 20 years at Mayer, rising to the position of president before leaving to become a vice-president at First National Bank of Birmingham. He also became involved in civic activities as a member of the Rotary Club of Birmingham. He was president of the Alabama Independent Colleges and of the Levite Jewish Community Center, Temple Emanu-El, and the board of trustees for Zeta Beta Tau.

Weil retired in 1996, but continued his volunteer activities. He died in 2007 of congestive heart failure. He was survived by his sister, wife, four children, Lynn, Any, Jimmy and Ben, and ten grandchildren.

References

  • Olson, Laura (July 8, 2007) "Civic leader known for smile, hard work." Birmingham News.