SHELTON — Ronald C. Lesh, 84, of Shelton, beloved husband of the late Margaret “Marge” Seiss Lesh, died peacefully on Nov. 5, 2021, at Griffin Hospital.
Born in Scranton, Pa., on Jan. 23, 1937, he was the son of the late John Hubert and Madrian Delacy Lesh. Mr. Lesh was raised in Clark Summit, Pa., and was a graduate of Newton-Ransom High School. He was a proud U.S. Army Veteran serving active duty from 1956 to 1957 and in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1957 to 1962.
Following his active military service, Mr. Lesh relocated to Connecticut and began his 41 year career at Sikorsky Aircraft. Hired as a riveter, Mr. Lesh was promoted to many different positions and departments, retiring as Supervisor of Human Services in 1997.
A lifelong athlete, he enjoyed playing basketball in the Over 30 League and pickup games with the “old-timers” at the Ansonia YMCA. He also played softball for many years in the <t-2>Sikorsky Softball League.
Together with his wife, he enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family. <t$>
He is survived by his devoted daughters, Susan (Bruce) Albright of Shelton, and Barbara (David) Persico of Beacon Falls; cherished grandchildren of whom he was so proud of, Matthew (Courtney) Albright of Shelton, and Kristen and Stephen Persico of Beacon Falls; sister Gail Kreagan, of Scranton; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife of 61 years, Mr. Lesh was predeceased by his sisters, Marjorie Lindsay, Joan Royce and Marilyn Hice; and brothers, Hubert, Richard and Neal Lesh.
Heartfelt appreciation is extended to Sandra Cuevas for her continual help to Ronald and his family by maintaining his household and being a compassionate caregiver, as well as a companion.
Funeral services were at the Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 167 Wakelee Ave., Ansonia. Military Honors were accorded following the funeral service. Interment in Pine Grove Cemetery will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Echo Hose Ambulance, 100 Meadow Street, P.O. Box 213, Shelton, CT 06484.
Online condolences may be made at wakleeememorial.com.