Tom Leslie


Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Former Juneau resident Tom Leslie died Jan. 19, 2007, in Port Angeles, Wash. He was 78.

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He was born May 28, 1928, in Napa Valley, Calif. During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army as a radioman.

He moved from California to Juneau in 1976 and lived here until retiring to Washington in 1986.

According to his family, he loved sailing his boat, tinkering with model trains and doing the "sweeps" on his laptop.

"He was always working on a project around the house and was a masterful jack-of-all-trades," said his daughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lowena Leslie; first wife, Margaret Elizabeth; second wife, Earlyne Catherine; and son, Tom Leslie Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Leslie; daughters, Mary Leslie and her partner, David Macal, Sandy Nelson and her husband, Bob, and Peggy Leslie; brother, John Leslie and his wife, Sylvia; stepchildren, Beri Morris, Rick Boyce and his wife, Barb, Dale Ross and his wife, Lisa, Steve Boyce, Cindi Dudley and her husband, Clint, and Amy Osaki and her husband, John; and grandchildren, Tyler Ross, Heidi Osaki and Amanda Leslie.

No services will be held at this time. The family will gather for a memorial in the spring and scatter his ashes over the water at that time.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

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