Obituary Notice: Robert L. Leskovansky
Robert L. Leskovansky, 83, of Philipsburg died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center in DuBois.
He was the son of the late Alex Leskovansky Sr. and Mary (Lagewits) Leskovansky born June 6, 1930 in Morann. He married the former Helen J. Pavlick on June 12, 1954 at the Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Philipsburg. She survives him at home.
Mr. Leskovansky was a member of the Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Philipsburg, where he was also a Eucharistic minister.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus; a fourth-degree knight of Pope John Paul II, Assembly #952 in Clearfield and a third-degree knight of Holy Family Council, #8701, Morrisdale.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was a member of the Moshannon Valley Independent Honor Guard squad; a member of the Military order of Cooties, B.B., PT #58; and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Louis Jenkins Post #3450, all of Philipsburg.
He had been employed as a corrections officer for 33 years at the State Correctional Institution at Rockview, retiring in 1989. Prior to working at Rockview, he had worked at the Black Moshannon State Park.
He attended the Woodward Township High School.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Leskovansky was preceded in death by five brothers, John, Alex Jr., Stephen, Bernard and Francis Leskovansky and three sisters, Anna Thompson, Mary Archer and Helen Archer.
Along with his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Helen M. Leskovansky and Theresa J. Webster and her husband, Earl T., all of Philipsburg and a brother, Joseph Leskovansky of Royal Oaks, MI.
Also surviving are five grandchildren, Theresa M. Hutton and her husband, Robert of Chester Hill, Anton R.A. Leskovansky of West Decatur, Chelsea E., Carl J. and Benjamin J. Webster, all of Philipsburg; two great-granddaughters, Jocelyn R. and Olivia R. Hutton, both of Chester Hill; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 400 S. Fourth St., Philipsburg, with the Rev. Robert J. Kelly as celebrant. Burial will be at the Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery, Philipsburg.
The family will receive frieds from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home in Philipsburg.
The Knights of Columbus Color Corp. will stand guard during the evening visitation and assist with the rosary, which will be recited at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Military graveside honors will be accorded by members of the Moshannon Valley Independent Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg, PA 16866.
Friends may sign the guestbook at: beezerheathfh.com.