irton, WV passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the Weirton Medical Center.
He was born April 30, 1929 in Mingo Junction, OH. He was the son of the late George Paul Lesko and Elizabeth Kish Lesko. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Irene Sholtis Lesko (1999); sister, Dorothy Lesko Lee; stepchildren, Susan Peura, Kirk Peura.
Jim was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church; 25 year club of Weirton Steel Company. He retired from the tin mill dept./slab yard of Weirton Steel Corp. Jim attended Mass daily. His love of his faith was very special to him. He was not “just” a stepfather to his children, he also was a “father” to all of his nieces and nephews of his beloved sisters children. He will be remembered for many things. But, most importantly he will be remembered for his love of family.
Surviving are his stepchildren, Paula (Matthew) Moroz, Cheryl (Stephen) Ellek, all of Weirton, WV, Thomas Peura of Westminster, MD; nieces/nephews, Wilbur Thomas Lee (Linda) of Jefferson, OH, Cheryl Phillippi of Lakeland, FL, Regina Elliott of Wintersville, OH, Gregory Lee (Jean) of Ashtabula, OH, Elaine Hogue (Robert) of Elida, OH, Jackie Patterson (Les) of Wintersville, OH; several great- nieces/nephews also survive.
Visitation will be Tuesday December 11, 2018, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at Steel and Wolfe Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 380 Penco Road, Weirton, WV. Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 229 California Ave., Weirton, WV. Reverend Dennis R. Schuelkens, Jr. as celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Paul Cemetery. www.steelandwolfe.com.