Arthur William Lesko passed away peacefully on May 3, 2018 in Ft. Worth, Texas from complications due to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Visitation will be held at Alexander’s Midway Funeral Home in Springtown, Texas on Friday, May 11 from 3-5 p.m., followed with Funeral Mass at St. Stephens Catholic Church (chapel location) in Weatherford, Texas at 6 p.m. Private burial will be in Oxford Water Cemetery in Wise County.
Art (aka Artie by his friends) was born July 3, 1936 to Mary Ethel Fordyce and Michael Angelo Lesko in Confluence, Pennsylvania. A joyous home-coming in Heaven was cele-brated with his parents, love of his life Mary Lee Bailey Lesko, daughter Susan Sandeman and son Michael Lee Lesko.
Art’s family moved to Dallas, Texas in 1942 and later relocated to Alpine, Texas where he graduated from High School and attended Sul Ross State College where he met Mary Lee. They were married on Sept. 4, 1954. He then joined the Army where he was trained in systems programming and analysis for Electronic Accounting Machines and was Honorably Discharged in 1958.
In civilian life, Art established his career in computer systems programming and analysis. He achieved the Data Processing Management Association Certification in Data Processing in 1964. In 1968 he became an entrepreneur when he joined 4 other computer specialists in founding one of the first mainframe computer services companies in Ft. Worth, Texas, Commercial Computer Services, Inc. After a very successful career he retired in 1994 provid-ing more time for his hobbies of golf and hunting.
Art’s remaining family includes: brother, Raymond Lesko and wife Barbara; sisters, Julie Hightower and husband Fred; Pat Autrey, Noreen Hynes and husband Tom; daughter-in-law Robin Hall Lesko; daughter, Jan Dickhaner and husband, Harry; grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Jason Davis (son, Cashton), Megan Adams and husband, Michael (children, Michael, Taylor, Neil, Nathan and Matthew), Kaitlyn Sande-man, Michelle Pastor and part-ner, Zamarina, Mandy Hanish and husband, Drew (daughter, Weslyn Ann), Sam Diebal, Gar-ren Lesko, Kristin Burns and husband, Andy and Layni Lesko.
The Springtown Epigraph,
May 10, 2018 Edition