Peter K. Leszczynski, 74

P eter K. Leszczynski, 74, of Hulett Road, Granville, passed away at home Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2010, following a lengthy illness.
Born on June 11, 1936, in Gerdauen, East Prussia, Germany, he was the son of the late Wolfgang and Elise Leszczynski.
Peter along with his parents and three brothers came to this country on Feb. 19, 1957, sponsored by Otto Rudolph through the Lutheran Refugee Service.  The family spent more than five years in refugee camps, waiting to come to America.  After arriving in Fort Edward, Peter worked for the former Middletown Milk and Cream Co. Inc. prior to joining the U.S. Army and serving from1958 until 1961. After his discharge he was employed in the dairy industry until he obtained a position as a stationary engineer at Glens Falls Hospital until his retirement. Peter was also self-employed as a builder contractor/woodscraftsman until his death.
Nature, architecture, science and arts, geology, history and literature were some of his many interests.
Peter was a loving companion to Diane Schwarz for the past 15 years.
Survivors include his three brothers, his twin, Manfred (Wendy) Leszczynski of New Mexico, Nicholas (Trisha) Leszczynski of Amherst and Alexander (Brigitte) Leszczynski of Glens Falls; and several nieces and nephews.
At Peter’s request there will be no formal services. He will be remembered by his family with a private celebration of life.
Donations may be made in his name to Nature Conservancy, P.O. Box 6014, Albert Lea, Minn. 56007 ref. Tribute No. 8779150 or National Wildlife Federation, 11100 Wildlife Center Drive, Reston, Va. 20190.



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