Raymond F. Leskovec
1919 - 2014
Raymond F. Leskovec, Major, US Army Ret., 95, passed away Monday evening, June 23, 2014 at Baptist hospital after a brief stay following a serious fall at home.
Raymond was born in Ohio to Joseph and Louisa (Peterlin) Leskovec. He was a highly decorated veteran of WWII. He participated in the Battle of the Bulge under Gen. Patton. He met his late wife, Hazel, while in the hospital recovering from wounds of battle. She was his care nurse and the relationship resulted in their marriage.
He was preceded in death by his parents, who were immigrants from Slovenia, his wife, Hazel; son, John and brother, Joseph. He is survived by daughter, Virginia (Ginger) Leskovec; sister, Evelyn Pastoric and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ray was an active member of Elks Lodge 2108, American Legion Post 240, Am Vets Post 292, and VFW Post 706. Ray was an avid Cleveland Browns Football fan and loved playing cribbage and enjoyed camaraderie of his many friends and admirers. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved listening to polka music. He will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
The family would like to extend thanks and appreciation to Covenant Hospice of Pensacola, and nurses and staff at Baptist Hospital for their compassion and care in his final days. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Covenant Hospice 5041 N. 12th Ave Pensacola, FL 32504.
The memorial service will be held at Oak Lawn Funeral Home on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 11am, with visitation one hour prior. Inurnment with full military honors will follow at Barrancas National Cemetery at 11:45am. Oak Lawn Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.
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Published in Pensacola News Journal on July 6, 2014