Leonard “Len” Signeski, 85, son of Leo and Cecilia Signeski, and loving husband of Judy Signeski, passed away on November 21st, 2021, in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is survived by his son Richard and daughter Sarah. His is also survived by his four grandchildren, all living in the Phoenix area.
Len was born in Bronson, Michigan. At Bronson High School he competed and lettered in all four main sports, football, baseball, basketball, and track. In addition to his athletic achievements, Len graduated summa cum laude in his class despite being one of the youngest.
Len’s entire 45-year career was in the store fixture business. He entered the industry as an Engineering Draftsman. In the early 1960’s, he was offered the opportunity to transfer to the Eastern Regional Sales Office in downtown Manhattan. While in New York, he attended Pratt Institute of Design in Brooklyn. His education continued with the completion of numerous courses at the American Management Association and the Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania. Len served as Vice President of Eastern Sales before accepting the position of Vice President of Marketing in Chicago. In 1981, Len agreed to work for a competitor and relocated his family to Northern Indiana. Under his leadership, he grew the small sales company into an industrial manufacturing powerhouse of more than 1000 employees. As Chairman, CEO, and President of Syndicate Systems, he facilitated its sale to a S&P 500 company.
Upon his retirement, Len and Judy moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in 1999. His passion was golf, cigars, and being with friends and family. The Signeski Family Foundation was established to foster Len and Judy’s desire to help others. Through the Mogollon Health Alliance, Len and Judy were instrumental in bringing the first in-center hemodialysis equipment to Payson, Arizona. The Signeski Family Foundation will continue to benefit select charitable organizations throughout Arizona and the United States.
In his later years after the passing of his wife Judy, Len became involved with St. Patrick’s Catholic Community and The Rotary Club of Scottsdale. More than anything else, was Len’s love for his kids, their spouses, and his four grandchildren. He will be remembered as an adoring husband, encouraging father, and loving grandfather. Len touched the lives of so many people in a profound and positive way.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, December 1st at 11:00 am at St. Patrick’s Catholic Community Church, 10815 N. 84th Street, Scottsdale. Visitation for friends and family will be held at Messinger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary on Tuesday, November 30th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.