(Andy) Edward Andrew Lesowske passed on peacefully Monday morning April 4, 2022 while at dialysis. Andy was born January 10, 1950 in NE Portland, Oregon. He attended St. Andrews Catholic School 1st-5th, St Peters 6th-8th and graduated from David Douglas High School with honors in 1968. Andy was an Eagle Scout and President of Post 631 Search and Rescue, he loved the outdoors.
Andy was the oldest of Edward and Shirley’s seven children: Ann, Chuck, Cecelia, Mark, Matt and Frank. He was the best big brother; an uncle to nine and great uncle to eight nieces and nephews. Andy was all about family, he put on a huge family reunion one summer at Blue Lake Park, Fairview Oregon. The core of the Lesowske family immigrated from Carmia, Ukraine in 1911.
The Dairy Queen on 172nd and Division, plus his 57 Chevy were key to the beginning to a 51 year marriage to Linda. It took awhile, but Linda slowed Andy down, at least in all the cool cars he always owned. Andy loved golf, water and snow skiing, was a competitive Racquet ball player and was strong as an ox and didn’t feel pain. He didn’t take Novocain at the dentist and most recently had surgery on his foot while awake. I’m sure Andy was assisting the doctor with that procedure…
Linda had her horses and dogs. Their individual and different leisure pursuit’s along with loyalty and respect for each other is what made their marriage golden.
Andy was a hardworking, full steam ahead, entrepreneur. He was an agent for Lutheran Brotherhood insurance and left that position to go into the budding video movie rental business in 1980. When the VCR/movie rental business slowed he jumped into the security/guard business and eight years later left that behind to open The New York restaurant in SW Portland.
Memorial donations may be made to Oregon Equestrian Trails / Mt Hood Charter. Not because Andy loved horses but because he loved Linda so much.
Infinite Peace, Andy… Loyal husband, big brother, uncle/great uncle and friend too many.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00a.m., Saturday, May 14 at Gresham Memorial Chapel.
Bunny Peschke saysApril 14, 2022 at 8:25 am
Always a friendly guy, Andy has also given me tips on health aids when I was having problems. He came to my house ONCE when Linda boarded her horses here but never got out of the car. Can’t believe you left us.
Marsha Brosseau (Smithers) saysMay 10, 2022 at 1:29 pm
Your family was always a part of ours. Gene and Edward were in the Police Dept. until they both passed. My Mom, Barbara was a very close to Shirley, and lived right above Janet! My brother, Steve Edwards was very close to your family, also!! When Shirley passes, it devastated my mom. Andy gave me my 1st kiss when I was pretty young! 😀 Wish so much I could be at the services but I live in Idaho, now. Lisa, my twin lived up here but she passed 1 1/2 years ago. 🙁 Tana and I are the only ones left. I send my deepest condolences. RIP dear Andy! You have a great family reunion up in Heaven. <3