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Passed away peacefully at her home in Everett, PA on November 13, 2012 at the age of 80. Born November 5, 1932 in Hollsopple, PA, she was the beloved daughter of Evan and Mildred (Raey) Riley. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Francis R. "Ski" Lesneski; stepmother Ruth Riley; son Jeffery; daughters Patti (Dave) Ruff and Nancy (Doug) Norr; grandchildren Shana and Erin Ruff and Mary Norr; and brother William E. Riley. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Gregory, and grandson, Robert "Bob" Norr. Phyllis was a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College in PA where she earned her Bachelor's Degree and earned her Masters from the University of Maryland. She taught Home Economics and Early Childhood Education in Pennsylvania and Maryland. She enjoyed her family, grandchildren, square dancing, traditional rug hooking, and a good game of Pinochle. She was an active member of the Darnestown Presbyterian Church in Darnestown, MD. Interment private in Custer Cemetery, Hollsopple, PA. Arrangements by George E. Mason Funeral Home, Inc., Davidsville, PA.

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Published in The Washington Post on Nov. 15, 2012.
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November 15, 2012
I am so saddend by Phyllis's passing. She was an inspiration and knowing her was a great pleasure. She will be missed.My thoughts and prayers are with all the family. Love, Dave's Mom
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