Murphy Funeral Homes

1102 West Broad Street, Falls Church, VA


Karl R. Lesher

June 3, 1945September 25, 2019

Karl R. Lesher, 74, of Vienna, VA died September 25, 2019 at his home. Born in Millersburg, PA, on June 3, 1945, he was the youngest son of the late Harry and Hattie Lesher (Jury).

He is survived by his wife, Norma Lesher (Murad); daughter, Monique Lesher; two brothers, Mahlon and Darwin Lesher; several in-laws; and countless nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry Jr and Homer Lesher.

A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service time at the church. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 30, 2019 at 11 AM at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Vienna, VA. There will be a time for reception following the service.

He lived a full life, was kind and patient, and enjoyed spending time with those he loved. His presence left a print in our hearts, and his loss a void never to be replaced.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Karl's honor to the Knights of Columbus courtesy of the Father Walter F. Malloy #1894.


  • Gathering Monday, September 30, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, September 30, 2019


Karl R. Lesher

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Sylva Wysocki

September 28, 2019

Dear Norma and Monique, I’m so sorry to hear of Karl’s passing. He was a kind and gentle soul. He will be missed by many. I pray that the joyful memories of Karl will get you through this very sad time. He will always be with you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. 🙏🏼💜

Patrice & Rick Roe

September 27, 2019

Karl was such a dear, dear man. Kind, gentle, and funny. The world is diminished by his going from us. May his memory be eternal. "The souls of the just are in the hand of God..."

Margaret Blasinsky

September 27, 2019

Karl was a dear friend, always smiling and taking time for others. Ed and I are blessed to spend time with him on his last day. He was so nice and pleased to see us. He even tried to eat the cookies we brought. Although we are sad, we are also comforted in the knowledge that he is at peace and watching and forever caring for Norma and Monique and all of his family and friends. God bless Karl.

Margaret and Ed

Stacy Massiah

September 26, 2019

Karl Lesher was one of the kindest, soft spoken and patient men I’ve ever met. I can still remember being a child and hearing the warning tone in his voice accompanied by a twinkle in his eyes as he would answer to Monique’s ever clever antics. His love for his family was always abundant and my heart goes out to them as I know his physical presence will be missed. I pray that he has found peace and that his family can find peace too, knowing he is well and watching over them.