Leonard G. Lashway
Leonard G. Lashway, 94, of the Military Turnpike, Ellenburg Depot, passed away Saturday, Oct. 5th, 2019, at his home with his family by his side. He was born on Sept. 20th, 1925, to George and Martha (Demarais) Lashway.
Leonard worked as a dairy farmer for 43 years and had many other jobs during that time like truck driving, wood cutting and owning a sand and gravel business. His real passion was for real estate and for over 45 years he bought and sold land. He loved to, as he'd say, "wheel-n-deal."
Leonard had a good, long and full life. He always welcomed spending time with his family. He enjoyed playing horseshoes, cards and going for Sunday rides which usually resulted in a stop for ice cream. Leonard read the newspaper from front to back every day. What was happening in the news and in politics was of particular interest to him and prime topics of conversation.
Leonard is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Pearl (Boyea) Lashway whom he married on May 28th, 1947; along with his children Gary (Amber) Lashway, Kelly (David) Smart, Cindy (Alex) Benware, Scott (Diana) Lashway, and a sister Linda (Beaman) LaBare. Also survived by Leonard's passing are his nine grandsons, Todd, Chad and Brad Lashway, Brady and Lucas Smart, Jacob and Patrick Benware, and Evan and Reed Lashway, and four great-grandsons, Nathaniel, Dalton, Dustin and Nicholas, stepgrandson Norman (Robin) Guerin and stepgreat-grandchildren Sarah and Kasey, sisters-in-law Margie Lashway, Doris Barcomb, and Mary Boyea, brother-in- law Curtis (Rebecca) Boyea.
Leonard is predeceased by his parents; brothers Leo Lashway, Walter (Athelie) Lashway and Donald (Mildred) Lashway; and brothers-in-law Ralph (Olga) LaPierre, Casper Barcomb and Douglas Boyea.
Special thanks and gratitude to Leonard's caregiver, Ann Witt, who he said, "can do anything!" She gave him not only excellent care but treated him with dignity as a friend with her sparkling personality. Thanks also to Dr. Pelton for years of compassionate medical care and for going above and beyond.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday, Oct. 8th, 2019, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Rabideau Funeral Home, 5614 Route 11, Ellenburg, N.Y. A funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, October 9th, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Angels Church, Altona, N.Y. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
Donations in Leonard's memory may be made to Hospice of the North Country.
To share a story, memory, or condolence with the family, please visit, www.rabideaufuneralhome.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted into the care of the Rabideau Funeral Home, Ellenburg, N.Y.
Published on October 7, 2019

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Jerzy Pawlowski and Maude Trudeau
Oct 09, 2019
Our very sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Leonard Lashway. Our thoughts of Leonard are of a very hard working individual.
Carl & Virginia Demarais
Oct 08, 2019
With Deepest Sympathy.
Karen Larock
Oct 07, 2019
So sorry to hear about Mr. Lashway
May his wife and children know your in thought and in my prayers
Tom, Mary and Brian LaPierre
Oct 07, 2019
We were so :( to hear about the passing of Uncle Leonard! He was a great inspiration and always will be remembered as that. Although I didn't have the good fortune of knowing Uncle Leonard as long as some of you, Tom absolutely admired his uncle and Godfather to the fullest potential and has many, many memories that will live on. He will be greatly missed but he is in a much more peaceful atmosphere now. To the entire Lashway family (including all relatives, friends, business acquaintances), Uncle Leonard does leave us behind, but he will never be forgotten. These are the times when living far from NY plays a vital role as we can never plan for these unfortunate events to occur. Tom and... I wanted badly to make the trip for the services but we will not be able to. We are there and always will be there in spirit for all of our family. God Bless Uncle Leonard and may you RIP and be at peace forever.Read more