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LeSIEUR HAROLD A. LeSIEUR, JR. Passed away on March 3, 2013 in Leesburg, Virginia. He was 88. Hal was born to Harold A. LeSieur, Sr. and Hilda Nelson LeSieur in Hollywood, California in 1925. He attended John Marshall High School in Hollywood and received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Southern California. He went on to earn a Masters in Chemical Engineering from USC in 1948 and a Masters of Business Administration from Stanford University in 1953. A post World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Navy, Hal was honorably discharged as a Lieutenant. Hal served a distinguished career with the U.S. State Department (USAID) that saw travel and residence in 72 countries around the world. Following his government service he continued his travels as an international business consultant. He was an academician, a published writer, a world cultures enthusiast, and a voracious reader of historical biographies. Hal was devoted to his Christian Science faith. He served his church as an Elder and First Reader. A charter member of the Rotary club, Hal founded Virginia's Rosslyn/Ft. Myer chapter. He was a past president and held many other Rotary Club positions. Hal was predeceased by his wife, Beverly. One of their favorite places of residence was Honolulu, Hawaii. He is survived by his sister, Betty Jo Pusch of Newport Beach, California; nephew, Walter Pusch of Danville, California; niece, Kathy Westervelt of Newport Beach, California; niece, Diana Ghize of Mashpee, Massachusetts and grand-niece, Rebecca O'Brien of West Boylston, Massachusetts. His family is very grateful to the staff at Meadow Glen of Leesburg for their compassionate care, to Billy Weaver for his friendship and companionship, and to his guardian, William Koerner, who went above and beyond his professional responsibilities to ensure Hal was well cared for. Hal will be remembered as the consummate gentleman who exuded a positive, solicitous, and gracious manner to everyone around him. A memorial service will be held at First Church of Christ, Scientist, 404 Dry Mill Road, SW, Leesburg, Virginia on March 16, 2013 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Hal's name to the church.A memorial service will be held at First Church of Christ, Scientist, 404 Dry Mill Road, SW, Leesburg, Virginia on March 16, 2013 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Hal's name to the church.
Published in The Washington Post on Mar. 16, 2013