Leslie “Les” Edwin Powers II ’60 was born on Sept. 12, 1938, and was the son of Barbara Leider Powers and Leslie “Lefty” Powers, a professional baseball player with the San Francisco Seals, Philadelphia Phillies, and New York Giants. Les grew up in Santa Monica, California, and graduated from and played baseball at St. Monica’s and SCU. He started his career working for Statistical Tabulating Corporation and went on to work for Computer Sciences Corporation. He and wife Kathy relocated to Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Sydney, Australia, before calling Pacific Palisades home. He had a successful career in the hospital information systems industry and was always a charming presence, smiling and loving life. Les was an exceptional athlete who took great pride in cheering on his children and grandchildren in their athletic endeavors, a loyal fan through and through. He truly loved his wife, and his joys in life were golf, cars, reading, spending time at the Bel Air Bay Club, and making quality memories with his family and friends. A true gentleman, Les had a great sense of humor and was full of life. Les died peacefully on Dec. 8, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by Kathy, his devoted wife of 49 years; his loving children, Michelle (m. J. Taylor Browning), Lindsay (m. Todd Rosoff), and Stephen Powers; his adoring grandchildren, Leslie, Hudson, Summer, Kennedy and Camden; along with his siblings, Barbara Powers Dail and Susan Powers Knybel; and many extended relatives and friends. He will always be remembered for his kindness, warm smile, and the twinkle in his eye.

08 Nov 2018