Obituary

Anthony E. Lesha
Anthony E. Lesha

January 30, 1931 - August 27, 2018
Born in Detroit, Michigan
Resided in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan

Obituary

Anthony E. (“Tony”) Lesha of Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan passed away on August 27, 2018 at the age of 87.

Tony was born in Detroit, Michigan on January 30, 1931. He graduated from St. Charles Borromeo High School in Detroit and served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. On February 13, 1960, Tony married Jan Suofy and, together, they raised four children.

Tony’s family brought him his greatest joys in life. He cherished his beloved wife of 58 years, frequently remarking that she was the greatest thing that ever happened to him. He worked tirelessly to provide for his family, determined that his children would have educations and opportunities that he never had, while instilling in them the values and characteristics most important to him: faith, hard work, humility and compassion for others. His 13 grandchildren became a constant source of joy and pride for Tony. His face lit up at the sight of his grandchildren and he showered them with love and affection at every opportunity. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.

Tony was a self-made man in every sense. From humble beginnings, he worked hard to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams and own his own business. He purchased his first business in the mid-1950s, Boulevard Shell in Detroit. In 1968, he purchased Hydraulic Service, Inc., which later became H & P Technologies, Inc. Tony served as the President of H & P Technologies for 50 years. He never retired and loved going into the office, regularly, to work alongside his three sons and the many long-tenured employees for whom he cared, deeply. Outside of work and family, Tony loved spending time with his many wonderful friends in Michigan and Florida. He also enjoyed playing golf and gin rummy. He was an active member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish for 55 years.

Tony is survived by his wife, Jan, children Michael (Patty), John (Kristyn), Jean Clewlow (Jim), and Steve (Susan), and grandchildren Annie, Megan, Michael, Anthony, Lauren, Lindsay, Nicholas, Tony, Caylie, Michael, Steven, Katie and Matthew.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 15, 2018 beginning at 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 12:00 noon at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 467 Fairford, Grosse Pointe Woods. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Capuchins or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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Memorial Mass
Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church
467 Fairford
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI US 48236
Saturday, September 15, 2018
12:00 PM
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