In memory of
Leonard Michael Perlmutter
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In memory of
Leonard Michael Perlmutter
Leonard Michael Perlmutter, born October 16, 1925 to Phil and Belle Perlmutter in Denver, Colorado died July 8, 2018 in Denver. Leonard (or "Len" or "Laz" as he was known to many) was married for 66 years to his college sweetheart Alice and they had three children Ed (Nancy), Joe, and Cassie (Joe Levi), six grandchildren (Alexis, Abby, Zoe, Ian, Aaron and Braden) and one great-granddaughter (Lily). He was predeceased by his mother and father, his sister Ann Reinstein, brother Jack, and sister Roz Altenberg. Laz was a lifelong Coloradan and lived in Denver and Jefferson County. He attended Colfax Elementary, Lake Junior High, West High School and the University of Colorado at Boulder. He played all manner of sports from baseball to tennis to skiing to squash and handball. As a kid, he fished pretty much every stream Colorado has to offer. Laz was a true citizen of the West in business and civic matters. In 1951, with family members and a close friend, he helped start and build Perlmutter and Sons, a prestressed and precast concrete company. In 1952, the company bought property at 58th and Pecos in Adams County. Perlmutter and Sons became Prestressed Concrete of Colorado before eventually becoming Stanley Structures, which spanned the Rocky Mountain West, Texas, Arizona and Canada, and employed more than 2,000 people. Laz served as CEO of Stanley Structures for many years. It was a union business from top to bottom and was instrumental in building thousands of structures including airports, resorts, roads and bridges, federal and state installations and laboratories, military bases, apartments, warehouses, office buildings, shopping centers, and hospitals. Laz also served as Chairman of the international trade and standards organization, Prestressed/ Precast Concrete Institute. Laz was a dedicated ambassador for National Jewish Health for more than 40 years. He became a member of the Board of Directors in 1978 and served in a variety of key leadership roles, including as Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1983 to 1986. He was on the Executive Committee of the Board since 1980 and was a Lifetime Director. He also served as the head of Economic Development in the Roy Romer Administration, founder and lifetime member of the Colorado Forum, President of Colorado Open Lands, and Board Member of the Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges. Laz was very involved in Jefferson County, serving as Board Member of the Foothills Art Center; Trustee of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory; President of Reed Street Elementary and Wheat Ridge Junior High PTA's; and precinct committee man and district captain for the Democratic Party in Jefferson County. He was an early member of Rolling Hills Country Club and presided over the move from the original location (now Applewood Golf Course) and the construction of the new club and golf course on the north flank of South Table Mountain. He was a member of RHCC for well over 50 years. He was a fixture on the tennis courts at the club and was known for his big, slicing lefthanded serve. He loved and respected everyone, no matter their station in life or their background. He had time for everyone, especially his family and friends. Laz was a Democrat from the top of his head to the tips of his toes. Even so he had friends all over the political spectrum. He was egalitarian and communityminded. He loved Denver, CU, the Rocky Mountains and the West. He had a great sense of humor with a big wide smile and a twinkle in his eye for just about everyone. He was a great Coloradan and a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and cousin. Laz's passing will leave a void in the lives of many, however his guidance, love, and good works will never be lost. To send condolences or learn more about Leonard Perlmutter, please visit the Feldman Mortuary website. https://feldmanmortuary.com/
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In memory of
Leonard Michael Perlmutter
Leonard Michael Perlmutter, born October 16, 1925 to Phil and Belle Perlmutter in Denver, Colorado died July 8, 2018 in Denver. Leonard (or "Len" or "Laz" as he was known to many) was married for 66 years to his college sweetheart Alice and they had three children Ed (Nancy), Joe, and Cassie (Joe Levi), six grandchildren (Alexis, Abby, Zoe, Ian, Aaron and Braden) and one great-granddaughter (Lily). He was predeceased by his mother and father, his sister Ann Reinstein, brother Jack, and sister Roz Altenberg. Laz was a lifelong Coloradan and lived in Denver and Jefferson County. He attended Colfax Elementary, Lake Junior High, West High School and the University of Colorado at Boulder. He played all manner of sports from baseball to tennis to skiing to squash and handball. As a kid, he fished pretty much every stream Colorado has to offer. Laz was a true citizen of the West in business and civic matters. In 1951, with family members and a close friend, he helped start and build Perlmutter and Sons, a prestressed and precast concrete company. In 1952, the company bought property at 58th and Pecos in Adams County. Perlmutter and Sons became Prestressed Concrete of Colorado before eventually becoming Stanley Structures, which spanned the Rocky Mountain West, Texas, Arizona and Canada, and employed more than 2,000 people. Laz served as CEO of Stanley Structures for many years. It was a union business from top to bottom and was instrumental in building thousands of structures including airports, resorts, roads and bridges, federal and state installations and laboratories, military bases, apartments, warehouses, office buildings, shopping centers, and hospitals. Laz also served as Chairman of the international trade and standards organization, Prestressed/ Precast Concrete Institute. Laz was a dedicated ambassador for National Jewish Health for more than 40 years. He became a member of the Board of Directors in 1978 and served in a variety of key leadership roles, including as Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1983 to 1986. He was on the Executive Committee of the Board since 1980 and was a Lifetime Director. He also served as the head of Economic Development in the Roy Romer Administration, founder and lifetime member of the Colorado Forum, President of Colorado Open Lands, and Board Member of the Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges. Laz was very involved in Jefferson County, serving as Board Member of the Foothills Art Center; Trustee of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory; President of Reed Street Elementary and Wheat Ridge Junior High PTA's; and precinct committee man and district captain for the Democratic Party in Jefferson County. He was an early member of Rolling Hills Country Club and presided over the move from the original location (now Applewood Golf Course) and the construction of the new club and golf course on the north flank of South Table Mountain. He was a member of RHCC for well over 50 years. He was a fixture on the tennis courts at the club and was known for his big, slicing lefthanded serve. He loved and respected everyone, no matter their station in life or their background. He had time for everyone, especially his family and friends. Laz was a Democrat from the top of his head to the tips of his toes. Even so he had friends all over the political spectrum. He was egalitarian and communityminded. He loved Denver, CU, the Rocky Mountains and the West. He had a great sense of humor with a big wide smile and a twinkle in his eye for just about everyone. He was a great Coloradan and a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and cousin. Laz's passing will leave a void in the lives of many, however his guidance, love, and good works will never be lost. To send condolences or learn more about Leonard Perlmutter, please visit the Feldman Mortuary website. https://feldmanmortuary.com/
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