Paul Landis Leslie, Jr.

Mar 26 1945
Jul 8 2020
75 Years
West Marlborough Township

Paul Landis Leslie, Jr., 75, of West Marlborough, passed away on Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his family.  He was the beloved husband of Lois Ann (Young) Leslie, with whom he shared 55 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, Paul was the son of the late Grace Margaret (Brown) and Paul Landis Leslie, Sr.  

Paul worked at Lukens Steel for 35 years, retiring as an Inspector.  He attended the former Scott High School of Coatesville.  He was a lifetime member of the Coatesville Moose and the West End Firehouse. Paul was also a member of Central Baptist Church in Pomeroy.  

A lifelong sports fanatic, Paul was a Coatesville Little League coach for 18 years, including the 1984 1st place Dodgers and the ‘84 All-Star team.  Paul also coached Men’s Fast Pitch Softball for many years, winning a National Title with Watters Trucking in 1988.  He also coached for Klunks Paper Fast Pitch and the Abdala’s Slow Pitch Softball team.   A passionate Coatesville Red Raiders fan, Paul volunteered as a member of the Coatesville Football chain gang for 40 years and once after jokingly applying for the boys basketball coaching job, the Coatesville Record labeled him as “the super fan who had never gotten a call wrong from the stands in 26 years!”

In addition to his wife, he is survived, by his children, Paul Alan Leslie of Coatesville, Jill Catherine Mowday of Coatesville and Timothy Aaron Leslie, husband of Holly, of Coatesville; his grandchildren, John Mowday, Josh Mowday, husband of Darla, Jacob Mowday, husband of Colbie, Jeremiah Mowday, husband of Allyssa, Clinton Leslie, Peyton Leslie, and Zachary Ferrell, along with five great-grandchildren, and two siblings, Bobby Leslie of Thorndale and Gail Barket of Narvon.  

Friends are invited to the public visitation on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, Pa. from 11:30AM to 12:30PM.  To protect those at-risk, please wear a mask and practice social distancing at the funeral home.   Given Paul’s love for his Coatesville Red Raiders, the family encourages friends and family to wear red and black.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Willow Tree Hospice in Kennett Square, PA.  Checks are to be made to Willow Tree's parent company, Amedisys Foundation, 3854 American Way, Suite A., Baton Rouge, LA 70816.

Service Date: 
Jul 14 2020 - 11:30am
Service Location: 
Wilde Funeral Home- 434 Main St., Parkesburg, PA, 19365


So, so sorry!! I will always cherish the memories of Paul taking me to the school football games when they were away!!

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Lois, Jill, Allen, Timmy & family - I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending lots of prayers your way. ❤️🙏🏼❤️
Rhonda DeCarlo

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My condolences to the Family. What a sweet couple that I have had the pleasure of seeing from time to time over the years, 22 years in fact. I am truly saddened by Mr Leslie's passing. May you find solace and peace in God's embrace. I thank him for having met such a wonderful man. Nurse Lydia

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Dear Lois and Family,

So sorry to hear of Paul's passing. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Dan, Lesley, Emma, and Ted Miller

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Dear Lois and Family,

We are so very sorry and sadden by the passing of our dear friend Pauly....It has been a joy and delight knowing him and spending time with him throughout the years,we have so many wonderful, fun memories from those times.  He was loved by all of us and will be so missed....Rest in peace our friend, heaven will love you....Lois, may you and your family find comfort and peace in all your precious,treasured memories you shared together.  Please know how sorry we are that we will miss the viewing, Zig has a scheduled appointment at the same time, our thoughts and prayers will be with you. With heartfelt sympathy and love, Zig and Debbie🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️

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