- December 13, 1954 - December 12, 2012
- Lakewood, Ohio
of Leslie's Passing
- in Leslie J. Nelson's name
The LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland
6600 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102
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“Although I had not been in contact with Leslie since I retired in 2009 I remember her throaty laughter, good sense of humor, and her kindness. I...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Sandi Valois (formerly Tirey) - OH
“Dear Leslie, I am so glad I had you in my life, even if it was for too short a time. Your sense of humor has made me laugh so many times. I am so...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Tina Fasano - Thomaston, CT
“Dear Leslie, know that you are missed and thought about often. Your dry sense of humor made me laugh many times. I am very happy you came into my...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Tina Fasano - Thomaston, CT
“My dear Leslie we will all miss your smile and laughter. We will always cherish the good times we had together. You were more than an Aunt to me,...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Jill, Bob and Abby - OH - Niece
Was a good friend and co-worker. althoughI didn't talk to her often, she will be missed.
we talked about every two or three months when...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Brenda Ray-Nayfeh - Cleveland, OH
“I worked with Leslie for years and she was always a joy and we laughed every day. I know her and Maureen are laughing and having fun together.
6 of 12 | Posted by: Ned
“You'll be missed by all who knew you.
7 of 12 | Posted by: Sherrie Bousquet - Oakville, CT
“THE GOOD LORD MUST HAVE NEEDED SOMEONE TO MAKE HIM LAUGH FOR A DAY OR TWO I CAN ALMOST HEAR HER ASKING WHERE THE SMOKING ROOM IS UP HERE AND IF HE...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: RICHARD GULLEY - parma, OH
“So sorry to hear of Leslie's passing, she was a special person,always smiling even un tough times and she had many. She will be massed
9 of 12 | Posted by: Helen bob & Michele Bousquet - CT
“Leslie you were responsible for making me a whole person again when I was a lost soul and I will always love you
10 of 12 | Posted by: Johnna Bousquet - Thomaston, CT
“RIP Leslie.......so glad I met you and Laurie at the Bolton Arms Aparrtment building in Lakewood, OH back in the 80's.....we created such great...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Earl Melvin - Cleveland, OH
“Lighting a candle for you Les ....
12 of 12 | Posted by: laurie sekeres - friend
Leslie Jean Nelson (nee Liptak), 57 of Lakewood passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at ManorCare Health Services in Parma. Leslie was born in Cleveland on December 13, 1954 and graduated from Parma High School in 1972. She worked for the Department of Immigration and Naturalization at the Federal Building in Cleveland for 26 years. Leslie was the past president of the Rainbow Wranglers Dance Club she enjoyed fishing, painting, and sports and also took great pride in the American flag.
Leslie is survived by her sister Judy Gulley; niece Jill Lemanowicz (Bob); nephews Erik Klostermeyer (Sara), Chris, Rick (Denise), and Curt (Sue) Gulley; many great nieces and nephews; dear friends Laurie Sekeres, Johnna Bousquet, Micki Beran, Deb Sarver, Sandy Balzer, and many, many more. She is preceded in death by her parents Sam and Ruth (nee Darr) Liptak and sister Lynn Klostermeyer.
A memorial service to be announced and will be held at the Busch Funeral Home, 7501 Ridge Road, Parma. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Leslie's name to LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland, 6600 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102.