Nicholas T. Lesko, 77, of Canonsburg, passed away Thursday, August 26, 2021.
He was born October 20, 1943, in Strabane, a son of Michael and Eva Gresko Lesko.
Mr. Lesko was a member of St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church.
Prior to his retirement, he worked as an Engineering Operator.
He enjoyed sports, and especially spending time with his family.
Nick was never without a crazy story of times in his youth and younger adult years. If it is one thing he would want us all to remember is to always " Check the Truck!"
In his later years his grandchildren, grand nephew and grand niece were the apple of his eye. Diddi could always be found talking about them and discussing Canon Mac sports. Big Mac football, he always had a love/hate relationship. Some of his happiest times came from dance recitals for Haley, traveling with his nephew, Jesse, watching him wrestle and "kick the shit" out of his opponents.
Nick could always be found sitting "on the hill" watching his Madison, play travel softball and finally seeing her dream come true of playing college softball. Oh the joy he had when Noah "decided" he had enough of "looking at the lights" for wrestling. He was most proud of Noah and his musical accomplishments. Whenever Noah would get an honor award he would say that's "Wonderful! Wonderful! He was so happy to hear Nicholas found his passion for deck hockey. He was so proud of him the first time he got put in the penalty box ( in true Diddi form). He said kids will always find what they like. Last, but not least the two little guys had a huge spot in his heart. All three shared the "love of the game". While he may have always shared a tip to help improve their game, he was one of their biggest fans. You could find him in the outfield of Falconi #4 or along third base line on Falconi #1. One of his most prized possession, in the last year, was a game ball Cody and Jonah gave him from last fall that he watched both of them pitch. He loved that ball so much that words cannot even describe.
We would like to thank all of his caregivers over the last few years, especially Louie. Louie always brought a smile to his face and put a beer in his hand.
Surviving are his daughter, Holly (James) Palivoda, of Canonsburg; his son, Nicholas T. (Kelly) Lesko II, of McDonald; grandchildren, Madison, Noah, and Jonah Palivoda, Nicholas and Cody Lesko; his nephew, Robert (Marie Kelly) Lesko; great niece, Halie (Cody) Keane; great nephew, Jesse Lesko; and his sister-in-law, Barbara Lesko.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers; William Lesko and Theodore Lesko.
Friends will be received Monday, 2-8pm, at Sollon Funeral and Cremation Services, LTD, 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, Phillip L. Sollon, supervisor, 724-746-1000.
Panachida service will be held Monday, at 2pm in the funeral home. Additional visitation will be held Tuesday, from 9 to 9:30am, followed by liturgy in St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church, Canonsburg, at 10am.
Burial will follow in Oak Spring Cemetery, Canonsburg.
"When you have no place else to go......you go home"
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