Leonard "Lenny" Trachtenburg, 86, died May 30.

He was a resident of Greer Village, an assisted-living facility in Canaan, for the past year.

Mr. Trachtenburg was born June 15, 1925, in Danbury, to the late Anna (Shalita) and Jacob Trachtenburg.

After attending Danbury High School, he served in the military police for several years in the U.S. Army during World War II.

After the war, he was employed at the Davis and Geck Co. (American Cyanamid) in Danbury.

His retirement years were spent living in Washington Depot, where he was a well-known and respected citizen.

He was known for his keen sense of humor and willingness to help anyone in need. He was admired for his vast knowledge of world affairs as a result of his being an avid reader.

He had a deep love for his family and friends and his faithful dogs, Churchill and Rossiter.

Mr. Trachtenburg is survived by a brother, Harold, and his wife, Carolyn, of Stamford; his nephews, Marc Trachtenburg, of Avon, and David Carem, and his wife, Beverly, of Marco Island, Fla; his nieces, Lisa Trachtenburg, of Avon, and Lorri Keeney, and her husband, Steve of Louisville, Ky.; his grandnieces and grandnephews, Joan Trachtenburg, Jennifer Foster and Michael and Christopher Carem; and several great-nieces and -nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Martin Trachtenburg; a sister, Eleanor Carem; and a nephew, Richard Gibson Trachtenburg.

Service and burial will be private.

Memorials may be made to the ASPCA, PO Box 96929, Washington DC 20090.

Vincent Funeral Home in Canton is in charge of the arrangements.