James H. Leslie, Jr.

Jun 24 1938
Nov 13 2019
81 Years

James H. Leslie, Jr., 81, of Downingtown, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at the Garden of Grace Hospice Center at the Coatesville VA Medical Center. He was the beloved husband of Charlotte Ettien Leslie of Downingtown with whom he shared 61 years of marriage. Born in Newtown Square, PA he was the son of the late James H. Leslie, Sr. and Naomi Brown Leslie. 

Jim was an area resident all his life and a 1956 graduate of the former Scott High School in Coatesville. He proudly served in the US Army from 1961 to 1963. He was employed by the Lukens Steel Company of Coatesville retiring in 2000 as a plate inspector. 

Jim was a member of the Thorndale United Methodist Church, the Thorndale Fire Company and the Brandywine Goddard Masonic Lodge. He was a big Philadelphia Sports teams fan.

He is survived, in addition to his wife, by three children; Kenneth J. Leslie and wife Lori of Intercourse, PA, Robin L. Jackson and husband Andrew of Gap and Kevin B. Leslie and wife Christina of Ambler, PA, three grandchildren; Drew Jackson, Dylan Jackson and Abbey Leslie and three siblings; Larry Leslie of Honey Brook, Linda Leslie of Coatesville and Brenda Leslie of Coatesville. He was preceded in death by two siblings; Janet Horblinski and Mickey Leslie.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St. Parkesburg, PA followed by interment at the Pequea Baptist Cemetery, Gap, PA. Masonic Services will be performed at 10:45 AM. Family and friends are also invited to attend the viewing from 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM. At the request of his family everyone in attendance is encouraged to wear Philadelphia Sports Team clothing. 

In lieu of flowers; memorial donations may be made to the Garden of Grace Hospice, Coatesville VAMC Voluntary Services, 1400 Blackhorse Hill Road, Coatesville, PA 19320-2096.  Checks should be made payable to the Department of Veterans' Affairs with James H. Leslie, Jr.'s name in the Memo line.
Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com 

Service Date: 
Nov 20 2019 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St. Parkesburg, PA


You and your family are in our hearts and minds. Our condolences on the passing of your Husband, Father and Grandfather. We will miss seeing him at the Jacksons. Go Eagles!! Love Rich and Laura

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My deepest condolences at this time of mourning....

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I hope that our Lord brings you and your family the much-needed peace during this sad time. My most  heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

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Kevin and Kenny, my deepest condolences on the passing of your father. May God guide you through during this difficult time.

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Prayers go out to the family. I will miss my conversations with Jim. He was one of the nicest individuals I have ever met. RIP my friend.

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My thoughts.and prayers go out to the family. I had many great conversations with Jim at the firehouse and will miss our banter. Sorry I cannot make the service. 

Jack Mohler 


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Dear Charlotte and Family, We are sorry to hear of your loss of Jimmy.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time.  Sincerely, Leslie and Vernon Ferguson. 

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Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.  God bless.

Bob, Jim and Bill Byerly and families

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I was so saddened to hear the news of Jim's passing.  What a man!  I have so many great memories of him especially back in the day when I worked at Al's.     It was always a treat to have him working up front and guiding us as youth - lol.  He really was like a father figure especially when he knew my mother and aunts (Wilgis).  I remember swimming at the house and him teasing us about "Fried Eggs".   Of course having Thorndale ties - everyone knows everyone else especially when you're affiliated with the firehouse and Thorndale UMC and he was one of the icons.   I am so grateful for knowing him.  I will savor the memories.  Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers and may the many memories you have, and I'm sure there are many more, see you thru. 


  My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.   

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We have so many fond memories of time spent with Jimmy and Charlotte, all of you are in our thoughts and prayers!

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Kenny and family,

So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. May God bless and comfort you and your family at this time of sorrow.                          

With Love,

Pam Beideman 


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Robin, Kenny and Kevin,  

I am so sorry for the loss of your father.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all.  

Lori Arters Witman


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 So sorry to hear of your fathers passing , he was a sweet man and always had a nice word .

I remember he would always give me a quarter to play the video games at Al's when he worked their 

my Sincerest condolences to your family,


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