Carl Edward Lesh Jr., Scranton died Thursday afternoon at the Regional Hospital in Scranton. His wife is the former June Keeler Lesh, they would have celebrated their fortieth wedding anniversary today.
Born in Scranton he was the son of the late Carl Edward and Lusetta Bohr Lesh Sr. He was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and entered the army reserves where he served for ten years. He was a member of the Teamsters Local 229 for over thirty years and was 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; and was a member of the 20th Ward Social Club. 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 son James Lesh and his fiancée Maria Alue, Lake Ariel; two daughters Jennifer Roth and her husband Christopher and Katherine LaCoe and her husband Michael both of Scranton; two grandchildren Gavin LaCoe and Maxwell Roth; sisters Ann Marie Altenhain and her husband Richard, Tunkhannock, Kathleen White, and Rita Kircher both of Newton and a brother Gerard Lesh and his wife, Dorine, Newton, several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a nephew Stephen Altenhain.
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the nurses and staff in the ICU at Regional Hospital and to Dr. Paul Remick for the care and compassion extended to Carl and his family.
The Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday at 10am from Our Lady of the Snows Church, 301 S. State S., Clarks Summit with services by Rev. Jeffrey Tudgay. All those attending are asked to go directly to the church. Interment with military honors will follow at the Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst. Friends may call on Sunday from 5-8pm 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.