George Lesenskyj

Obituary of George Lesenskyj

Lawrenceville: George Lesenskyj 94, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 27 at Capital Health. Born in Kharkiv, Ukraine, he resided in Lawrenceville for more than 60 years. After many years of turmoil and displacement during World War II, George and his parents and brother made their way to the United States. He often shared his memories of his time in Ukraine and Germany with his family. He arrived in 1951 and settled in New Jersey. He was extremely patriotic and believed in and lived the "American dream" After trade school, he started his career at Stokes in Trenton as a tool maker. In 1972, along with his brother John, he established Lawrence Tool and Mold Corp. Over the years, the company hired many new immigrants from various countries and gave them an employment opportunity. He believed that hard work would lead to a good life. He took pride in his sons joining him in the company and eventually his grandsons, continuing in its success. He married the love of his life Olga Stambula in 1956. He and his wife raised three children. Education was always encouraged in the family. George was active in his church and loved to sing in the choir. You could always identify his beautiful tenor voice in church. George loved music and was especially a fan of Mario Lanza and the Ukrainian Bandurist Choir. He was an avid baseball fan. The New York Yankees were his team and he proudly wore his Yankee hat everywhere he went. He enjoyed conversations about the old-time great players such as Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris. In his later years, George enjoyed going to the casino. He knew many of the employees and would tell them jokes. He had a great sense of humor. He loved watching Bob Hope and Red Skelton. George was the son of the late Hawrylo and Anna Lesenskyj and brother of the late John Lesenskyj, and husband to his late wife, Olga. He is survived by his daughter, Helen and her husband Joe Dublas, his sons, Tony Lesenskyj and George Lesenskyj and his wife Vera. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Dr. Alexa Lesenskyj and her fiancé Edward DeArias, Adam Dublas, Christian Lesenskyj and Colin Lesenskyj. His family will be forever grateful for his hard work and sacrifices he made for them. Funeral services will be Saturday 9:00 AM at St. George's Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 839 Yardville-Allentown Rd., Yardville with Very Rev. Petro Levko officiating. Friends may call Friday from 6:00 PM until the time of Panahida Service at 7:00 PM in the church. Interment will be in St Andrew's Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery, South Bound Brook. Social distancing and gathering restrictions will be in effect. All visitors will be required to wear a facial covering. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity, We Make: Autism At Work, 690 Puritan Avenue, Lawrenceville NJ 08648. Condolences may be sent to www.koschekandporterfuneralhome.com

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Friday
30
October

Visitation

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, October 30, 2020
St. George's Ukrainain Orthodox Church
839 Yardville Allentown Road
Yardville, New Jersey, United States
Friday
30
October

Panahida Service

7:00 pm
Friday, October 30, 2020
St. George's Ukrainian Orthodox Church ~ Panahida Service
839 Yardville Allentown Road
Yardville, New Jersey, United States
Saturday
31
October

Funeral Service

9:00 am
Saturday, October 31, 2020
St. George's Ukrainian Orthodox Church
839 Yardville Allentown Road
Yardville, New Jersey, United States

Final Resting Place

St. Andrew's Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery
280 Main Street
Franklin Twp., New Jersey, United States
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