OBITUARY

David Thomas Leszcynski

August 16, 1953March 14, 2018
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David “Ski” Thomas Leszcynski, 64, died March 14, 2018. He was born August 16, 1953 in Indianapolis to Daniel and Nancy Tressler Leszcynski and worked as a real estate appraiser. David will be remembered as a loving mentor and loyal supporter of the entire recovering community. Ski lived an active life celebrating his love of the Indiana Pacers, The Cincinnati Reds, the month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IU basketball, Hinkle fieldhouse and high school basketball, the Northside running and biking community, Broad Ripple, and friends of Bill. Ski is survived by his sister Dana (Jeffrey) Leszcynski Sills, brother Bobby (Beth) Leszcynski, nieces and nephews Bobby (Kristine), A.J. (Michael Lynn), Eric (Meghan), Laura, David (Michael) Katie, Bo, great nieces and nephews Caroline, Brandon, Kensey and Callaway. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, March 19 at 10 am at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Visitation will be Sunday, March 18 from 3 – 7 pm at Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions will be distributed by his family to those recovery programs important to Ski. His family lovingly acknowledges and appreciates his huge network of friends and fans who have supported and accepted him with great affection. Condolences may be offered at www.feeneyhornakshadeland.com

  • FAMILY

  • Nancy Leszcynski, Mother
  • Daniel Leszcynski, Father
  • Dana (Jeffrey) Leszcynski Sills, Sister
  • Boddy (Beth) Leszcynski, Brother
  • David is also survived by his nieces and nephews Bobby (Kristine), A.J. (Michael Lynn), Eric (Meghan), Laura, David (Michael) Katie, Bo, great nieces and nephews Caroline, Brandon, Kensey and Callaway

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 18, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, March 19, 2018
REMEMBERING

David Thomas Leszcynski

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Mary Dragan

March 24, 2018

My deepest sympathy to Ski’s family! I am sorry I could not make it to the arrangements. Ski was a gentle soul and I will always remember all of the fun times we had in our early years. I will especially miss his annual Indy 500 kick-off e-mail! He will have the best seat in the house this year! RIP Ski!

Neal Loughery

March 18, 2018

Any time we had a gathering of SJA folks, Dave was always among the first I would ask about, will he be there. He was a 'salt of the earth' guy, always ready to help. I didn't know of his work with the recovery community, but it fits with the way I remember Dave when we were growing up. A decent guy. He has finished the race, and now he's in heaven praying for us.

Chuck Phelps

March 18, 2018

Dave was a big help to me in early sobriety. I credit him being instrumental in setting me on the right track. Down to earth, with a great sense of humor. I was saddened to hear of his death. A great loss for all who knew him. My sincere condolences to the family.

Gail Fields

March 18, 2018

What a wonderful guy. So many will miss him. I can’t even begin with the stories, it would take forever.

Peace and Love, Gail

Chuck Bower

March 17, 2018

Family and Friends of Dave Leszcynski,
When thinking about Ski the day I heard about his passing, I was going through my memory of what I would say about him. When I read his well written obituary in the Star yesterday I realized you captured it perfectly. I'm another of his lifelong friends, having shared grade school, little league at Ozark Ike, part of high school, caddy days, visiting when he was at IU, and many face-to-face conversations in later years. Ski was a sports fan extraordinaire, but he set himself apart from most because not only did he follow just about every sport at every level, of both genders, but he was interested in every team or individual, not just his favorites. That was also the way he treated people. He will be missed.

Tom Flynn

March 16, 2018

Dana,Bobby and family
I remember Ski playing Little League at Ozark Ike pick up b-ball in gym at Old Church at SJA or hanging out at the caddy barn at MHCC. Ski always had a humorous take on things but also had something insightful to say. He was a great guy.
Thoughts and prayers

Mark Van Dyke

March 16, 2018

Dana, Bobby and family,
What a wonderful friend Ski was to me! so many memories of grade school, caddying, sneaking into the 500. Even after i moved away from Indy about 50 years ago we always stayed in touch. He visited me a handful of times here in Kansas and i would visit friends in Indy often and he would always be one to visit me. so many laughs and stories over all these years. The years we couldn't visit in person we would email on a regular basis and he would keep me updated on you guys and your families. I am so glad i came to the SJA 50 year reunion last summer and was able to see Ski again !! He had so many friends its unbelievable ! Very sad to hear of his passing, and very sad that i cant attend services this weekend. I will always remember Ski and our friendship very happily and already miss him tremendously !!! Love to Ski and all your family !!

Mark Van Dyke

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Biography

David “Ski” Thomas Leszcynski,
64, died March 14, 2018. He was born August 16, 1953 in Indianapolis to Daniel and Nancy Tressler Leszcynski and worked as a real estate appraiser. David will be remembered as a loving mentor and loyal supporter of the entire recovering community. Ski lived an active life celebrating his love of the Indiana Pacers, The Cincinnati Reds, the month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IU basketball, Hinkle fieldhouse and high school basketball, the Northside running and biking community, Broad Ripple, and friends of Bill. Ski is survived by his sister Dana (Jeffrey) Leszcynski Sills, brother Bobby (Beth) Leszcynski, nieces and nephews Bobby (Kristine), A.J. (Michael Lynn), Eric (Meghan), Laura, David (Michael) Katie, Bo, great nieces and nephews Caroline, Brandon, Kensey and Callaway. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, March 19 at 10 am at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Visitation will be Sunday, March 18 from 3 – 7 pm at Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions will be distributed by his family to those recovery programs important to Ski. His family lovingly acknowledges and appreciates his huge network of friends and fans who have supported and accepted him with great affection. Condolences may be offered at www.feeneyhornakshadeland.com