George "Sonny" W. Lesh, 79, of Dauphin,PA, joined the Lord on Saturday, October 13, 2018. He passed peacefully at home, surrounded by his family. He was a loving husband to his devoted wife, Phyllis, with whom he shared 62 affectionate years. George was an avid businessman, having been very successful in general contracting, land development, real estate, and ownership of thoroughbred race horses. He was also very popular during strawberry season, when his 3-acre field produced the sweetest berries around. George enjoyed golfing, boating, spending time at his beach house in Delaware, horse racing, road trips to Florida with his wife to enjoy the warm weather and beaches, and spending time with his family.
George is survived by his beloved wife, Phyllis; two sons, Scott and Brian and his wife Cheryl; sister Anne; grandchildren, Dana, Scott II, Steven, Nicholas and James; great-grandchildren Russell and Bristol. He is also survived by his "daughter" Wanda, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins, including Barbara Lupey, who introduced George to Phyllis. He was preceded in death by his father, George Preston and mother, Arbutus, as well as his son, George "Terry" Lesh.
Services will be held Saturday, October 20th from the David M. Myers Funeral Home, Newport, PA at 11 AM. There is a viewing from 10 AM until the service. Burial will follow in the Newport Cemetery. A time of fellowship will be held at the Ranch House, Duncannon, PA at 2 PM. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorial contributions are requested to Bethesda Mission, PO Box 3041, Harrisburg, PA 17105.