John E. Lese

JOHN E. LESE, 58, OF PAWLEY'S ISLAND, SC John E. Lese, 58, of Pawley's Island, South Carolina, native of Pottstown, Pennsylvania passed away February 14, 2012. He was born December 11, 1953, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, the son of George and Stella Lese. He was one of four siblings. He graduated from Saint Pius X High School, Pottstown, in 1971. He married Dianne Player Lese on September 12, 1981, in Columbia, South Carolina, who survives. He served in the U.S. Air Force as an engineering and maintenance specialist in the early 1980s. After his honorable discharge, he worked as a project manager for a food service equipment dealership. Most recently, he was a partner with the manufacturer's agent firm of Duskie, Utsey & Associates. In addition to his parents, John is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Caroline and Evan Patton of Pawley's Island, SC; son, Michael Lese of Atlanta, GA; his expected grandson; brothers, Michael and wife, Rita of Pennsylvania, and Joseph of Florida, and sister, Kathy Parker of Pennsylvania. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 18, at 3 p.m., St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Pawley's Island, South Carolina. Memorials may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation,, or blood donations to the American Red Cross. Sign a guestbook at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Litchfield-Pawleys Chapel, SC, is handling the arrangements.

Published in The Mercury on Feb. 17, 2012