First Posted: 5/19/2010
Lester L. Driesbaugh 79, Clarks Summit died peacefully at home Tuesday evening, May 11, with his loving wife and children by his side. He and his wife Martha Michalik Driesbaugh would have celebrated 60 years of marriage in January.
Born in Waverly, was the son of the late Lester and Helen Thompson Driesbaugh. He was educated in Waverly School and Fleetville High School. He was a member of Our Lady of the Snows Church in Clarks Summit. He was a man of few words, but had many accomplishments in life. There was nothing that he could not fix, from very lager machinery to the most intricate of devices. He loved the outdoors, working in his beautiful vegetable and flower gardens.
His greatest joy was spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and his precious great granddaughters. He had a very special place in his heart for his loving and faithful dog Brutis, who was always by his side. Lester enjoyed vacationing with his family. Going to Florida, Ocean City, Md., or spending quite time at the cabin watching deer and bear eating the feed he placed out for them. Lester was a gentle man with a very large heart. He will be greatly missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him.
He worked for Halsey Corporation for over 30 years, before his retirement.
The family would like to extend a very sincere thank you to VNA Hospice and their staff. A special thank you to his daughter in law, Judy for all of her tender loving care.
Also surviving are four sons, Ronald and his wife Judy, Clarks Summit, Lester W., Factoryville, Richard and his wife Patricia, Scranton, Andrew and his wife Linda, Clarks Summit; two daughters, Mary Kay, Clarks Summit and Ann Marie Scoda and her husband Raymond, Clarks Green; a daughter in law Carol Driesbaugh, Clarks Summit; 10 grandchildren Jason Driesbaugh, Philadelphia, Katie, Kristin, and Kara Driesbaugh, Scranton, Jennifer Porgar and her husband Anthony, Clarks Summit, Ashley Driesbaugh, Mayfield, Shawn, Sarah, and Tyler Driesbaugh all of Clarks Summit and Alyssa Scoda, Clarks Green; two great granddaughters, Gianna and Paige; four sisters, Genevieve Drake, Olyphant, Elizabeth Wood and her husband Larry, Clarks Summit, Dorothy Driesbaugh, Scranton, Helen Kozlansky, Tunkhannock; two brothers, David Driesbaugh, Dalton and Elwood and his wife Bonnie, Clarks Summit; a brother in law, Walter Garey, Tunkhannock.
He was preceded in death by a son, Timothy M. Driesbaugh; three sisters, Gloria Major, Buelah Driesbaugh and Dolly Garey.
The Mass of Christian burial was to be held Friday, May 14 at 10:30 a.m. from Our Lady of the Snows Church, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit, celebrated by Msgr. James McGarry.
There will be no public call hours. Friends and family are asked to go directly to church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Lady of the Snows building fund, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit, PA 18411, VNA Hospice 301 Delaware Ave., Olyphant PA 18447 or to the donor favorite charity.
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