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Franklin Lesefske

LESEFSKE - Franklin R. Age 80, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 27, 2021. He was born in Gowanda, the son of the late Frank and Edna (Peters) Lesefske. Mr. Lesefske was a self-employed Contractor in Gowanda and built many homes in the area, continuing his father's legacy. He also owned and operated Franklin's Ice Cream Shop in Gowanda. He was an avid outdoorsman with quite the gift of gab. He enjoyed skiing at the family chalet at HoliMont in Ellicottville and helped start his sons' Maple Glen Sugar House business. He is survived by three sons, Paul (Sue Martin) Lesefske, Dana Lesefske, and Matthew (Kim) Lesefske and two daughters, Amy (Dave) Kornand, Michelle Wild and nine grandchildren, Danielle, Kelly, Mallory, Sophia, Harrison, Matthew and Chase and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother Richard C. Lesefske. Friends may call at the MENTLEY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 105 East Main Street in Gowanda, NY on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 4-7 PM. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 11 AM at the Funeral Home. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, masks will be required and limited occupancy observed. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Gowanda Volunteer Fire Dept.

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03/04/21 10:35 AM #1    

Sally Pulvino (Elder)

I am so sorry to hear about Frank's passing.  It has been a couple of years since I last saw Frank, but he was always so friendly and great to talk to.  He had a big heart and zest for life.  He will be missed.

03/05/21 10:52 AM #2    

Douglas Glass

My condolences to the family.  Frank was always very easy to talk with and I have been to his maple syrup business several times when I get up there each year. My parents are in the Rosenberg Cemetery so I visit their graves just up the road from the Lesefske residence.

03/05/21 11:44 AM #3    

Alfred Lojacano

So sorry to hear about Franklins passing. I remenber when we were in Boy Scouts and is dad help us get a woodworking badge. We made a foot stool. He lived accross from by mom & dad on Arms Ct. and became good  friends with my parents.

03/05/21 01:02 PM #4    

Carol Paul (Goldberg)

Carol Goldberg (Paul)

When I was a pre-schooler, we lived just north of the Lesefske house and played back and forth. After our 50th reunion Frank took me to see the sugar store and gave me some to bring home. He was always so warm and welcoming.

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