Carl Edward Lesh Jr., Scranton, died Thursday afternoon at Regional Hospital of Scranton. His wife is the former June Keeler Lesh. They would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary today.
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Born in Scranton, son of the late Carl Edward and Lusetta Bohr Lesh Sr., he was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School, and entered the Army Reserve, where he served for 10 years. He was a member of the Teamsters Local 229 for more than 30 years, and a driver for Consolidated Freightways and later Allied Services.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding his quad. Carl had a gift for woodworking and carpentry. He loved spending time with his friends and family, cooking his famous ribs on the grill and tirelessly playing with his two active grandsons. Most of all, he loved his family, and will be missed by all.
Also surviving are a son, James Lesh and fiancée, Maria Alue, Lake Ariel; two daughters, Jennifer Roth and husband, Christopher; and Katherine LaCoe and her husband, Michael, both of Scranton; two grandchildren, Gavin LaCoe and Maxwell Roth; sisters, Ann Marie Altenhain and husband, Richard, Tunkhannock; Kathleen White and Rita Kircher, both of Newton; a brother, Gerard Lesh and wife, Dorine, Newton; several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a nephew, Stephen Altenhain.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Snows Church, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit, by the Rev. Jeffrey Tudgay. All those attending are asked to go directly to the church. Interment with military honors, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.
Friends may call Sunday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 301 Grant St., Suite 900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
For directions or to send an online condolence, visit www.lawrenceeyoungfuner
Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home
418 S. State St.
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Published in Scranton Times on May 10, 2014