Alvin E "Al" Lester

November 14, 1935 - August 25, 2017
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Alvin E. “Al” Lester, age 81, of Strasburg, passed away peacefully in his sleep, Friday evening, August 25, 2017 in Mercy Medical Center at Canton following open heart surgery.

Born at Uhrichsville on November 14, 1935, he was the son of the late Albert Cox and Lulu C. (Greenwood) Lester.

Al graduated from D…

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Alvin E. “Al” Lester, age 81, of Strasburg, passed away peacefully in his sleep, Friday evening, August 25, 2017 in Mercy Medical Center at Canton following open heart surgery.

Born at Uhrichsville on November 14, 1935, he was the son of the late Albert Cox and Lulu C. (Greenwood) Lester.

Al graduated from Dennison High School and spent more than 40 years working for Republic Steel prior to his retirement.

Al’s faith was nurtured at St. Johns United Church of Christ at Strasburg where he was a devoted member, participating as a Sunday School teacher and choir member. He loved to sing, garden, and most importantly, spend time with and support his children and grandchildren.
Al was also a member of the Pike Grange and the Christian Men’s Business Association.

He will be deeply missed by his wife, Jane Miller Andreas of Strasburg whom he married in 1981; his children, Susan (Jeff) Burton of Somerdale, Ron (Gloria) Lester of Bolivar, and David (Audra) Lester of Griffin, Georgia; his step-son, William Andreas of Uhrichsville; his siblings, Kathryn (Gene) Haas, Joe Ann (Larry) McCue, and Roberta Anderegg; his sister-in-law, Sara Lester; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and one expected great-grandchild; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.
Al was preceded in passing by his parents; his brothers, Herb and Charles Lester; his sister, Evelyn Decker; and his step-daughter, Rebecca Andreas-Baker.

Friends are invited to call Monday from 4 to 7 PM in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover.

Pastor Jason Rissler will lead a memorial service for Al on Tuesday morning at 11 AM in St. John’s United Church of Christ at Strasburg where a luncheon will follow in the church social hall.

Contributions may be made to St. John’s United Church of Christ, 516 N. Wooster Ave., Strasburg, O. 44680.

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, August 28, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Time: 11:00 am

St. John United Church of Christ of Strasburg

Address:

516 North Wooster Avenue, STRASBURG, OH, 44680

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St. John's United Church of Christ

516 N. Wooster Avenue
516 N. Wooster Avenue
Strasburg, Ohio 44680

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Born: November 14, 1935
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Barb and Jim Scott posted on 8/29/17

l have known Al since our kids went to school together and we all went to the UMC in Bolivar. ln later years he was our neighbor and friend. Our sympathy to you Jane Susan Ron, and Dave. He was a nice man and will be missed.

 

Sherry Hershberger posted on 8/29/17

Aunt Jane and family, All my sympathy to everyone and my regrets that I couldnt make it back for Al's funeral. I am so thankful for the lovely conversation Al and I shared at the recent family reunion. He was such a sweet,friendly,caring man that I was glad to call my Uncle. I know he will be missed by all and I am sure he is singing a tune in heaven! All my love, Sherry Hershberger

 

Robin Slayman posted on 8/27/17

Thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family he was a great friend and will be missed by all,

 

Les and Liz mccue posted on 8/27/17

So sorry for your loss ?? He was such a kind and wonderful person. My heart goes out to the family.

 

Crystal Hall Simers posted on 8/27/17

Ron sorry for your loss.

 

Denny & Cindi Tillapaw posted on 8/27/17

Our deepest sympathy to The Lester Family. You are in our thoughts and prayers .

 

Dustin and Andrea Paulson posted on 8/27/17

We're very sorry for your loss. Praying for your family during this time.

 

Julie Hoagland posted on 8/27/17

My deepest sympathy to the Lester family. Susan, Ron, and David you are my heart and prayers.

 

Becky & Warren Welz posted on 8/26/17

We send our deepest sympathy to Jane & all of Al's family. We truly loved the time we have known Al & sang with him in the choir. Al was very dedicated to his church. Go Now in Peace Al.

 

Loretta Smith posted on 8/26/17

So sorry for yr loss. I only knew him by talking to him at Circle K in the mornings. He was always happy and singing a song and would always make my day a little brighter by talking to him. Orayers to family and friends.

 

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