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Sunset Hills Memorial Park & Funeral Home

1215 145th Place SE, Bellevue, WA

OBITUARY

Stanley William Leszynski

August 19, 1924January 4, 2020

Stanley William Leszynski (Stanislaw Boleslaw Leszczynski) was born on a farm in Hobart, Indiana to parents Stanislaw and Christina (Ziolo) Leszczynski, immigrants from Poland. He had two brothers and two sisters. Stan attended Purdue University graduating in February 1947 after spending two years in the Army Signal Corps stationed in Alaska during World War II. Stan moved to Seattle, WA in January 1949 where he worked as an Instrumentation Design and Test Engineer at the Boeing Company. During his career, he made valuable contributions to many programs, including the Apollo moon missions. He invented the Strain-Gauge Applicator which Boeing patented in 1954. Stan led a folk dance group in Seattle where he met Lois Erickson, a dietician at Harborview Hospital. They married in 1956, moved to Bellevue and had 4 children. Stan retired in 1990 after 41 years at Boeing. Stan was a regular volunteer at St. Louise Parish, passionate about culture and ethnic studies, was a member of the Knights of Columbus, a Boy Scout leader for over 20 years, built 35 houses for Habitat for Humanity, loved to travel, loved his garden, antique cars, trivia and genealogy and most of all, he loved to help his kids and neighbors with home improvement projects. Stan is survived by his beloved wife, Lois, brother William (Amy), son Stanley Jr. (Joan), daughters Tina (Robert), Linda (David), Patti (Nate), and his grandchildren Devon, Brooke, Cole, Lucas (Vanessa), Reese, Stanley III, Jill, and Katie. Stan will be deeply missed for his great sense of humor, his selfless service to others and his great love for his family. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a funeral service for Stan to be held at St. Louise Parish (141 - 156th Ave SE, Bellevue 98007) at 11am on Thursday, January 23, 2020. A private interment will follow at Sunset Hills Memorial Park. Donations appreciated to St. Louise Parish and Habitat for Humanity.

  • DONATIONS

  • Saint Louise Parish
  • Habitat for Humanity

Services

23 January

Funeral Mass

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

St Louise Catholic Church

141 156th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98007

23 January

Graveside Service

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Sunset Hills Funeral Home

1215 145th Place SE
Bellevue, WA 98007

Memories

Stanley William Leszynski

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Mary Dossett Mohler

January 21, 2020

I'm so sorry to miss honoring Stan, who was a pivotal figure in my introduction to East European and Balkan dance, and to the wonderful group of warm and lasting friends I found in Stan's Dance Circle!  Stan was an inspiring leader, teacher and dancer.  It led to my lifelong fascination with Balkan and East European dance, music, culture, people, and ultimately to my Master's Degree from UW in East European Studies, undertakng a cultural research project in Jugoslavia, and enjoying ties with Balkan communities in this area.  I send my many thanks to Stan, and my deepest condolences to Lois and family on the loss of this diverse and capable man. 

Lucas Lattin

January 20, 2020

I just want to add a memory that I will always cherish. When I was in my early teens my mom told me that papa needed some help at his house. She didnt tell me what the job was but I agreed. When I got there papa handed me a shovel and told me "we are digging a dry well." I had no idea what that meant, but I soon found out. It meant that we were digging a 5 foot hole in the ground! It took a long time to finish, but when we did papa only said a few words to me. "You keep working hard like that, you are goona go places..." Those words still reverberate in my mind and I will always appreciate the many lessons my papa has tought me over the years, whether they were intended to be lessons or not.

Leah Hernandez

January 19, 2020

Stan was my brother Nate's father-n-law and someone I will always remember. Our trip to Las Vegas with my brother and sister-n-law, niece and nephew and of course Stan and Lois. Stan was a notetaker and he always had his tiny tablet of paper and his little golf pencil in his pocket. He took notes about everything in Vegas. I really enjoyed that trip and loved that I got to take a shot with him and Lois at the Nascar Cafe. Such fond memories of someone who had a lot to offer. He was such a kind and generous man. He has left quite a legacy and will be missed by some many. Our thought and deepest sympathies to Lois and the whole family. ♥️

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY