IN MEMORIAM: Leslie Quackenbush, 89; WWI Veteran

IN MEMORIAM:  Leslie Quackenbush, 89; WWII Veteran

ONEONTA – Leslie T. Quackenbush, 89, a World War II veteran and ECD Bendix retiree, passed away on Wednesday at Fox Hospital.


He was born on Aug. 21, 1925, in Oneonta, the son of Henry and Eloise (Congdon) Quackenbush. He married Helen Mead on Feb. 14, 1944, in Oneonta.
After World War II, he joined ECD Bendix, retiring in 1984 after 30 years.
Les was a member of St. Mary’s Church. He enjoyed woodworking, and was a wrestling fan.
In addition to his wife of 70 years, he is survived by his daughters, Linda Carr and her companion, Peter Krebs, of Goodyear Lake, and Debbie Lipitz and her husband, Gary, of Chenango Bridge; his grandchildren, Teresa Webster, Nicole Krajnyk, Adam Lipitz, and eight great-grandchildren.
Also, a brother, Henry Quackenbush and his wife, Carol, of Oneonta, and a sister, Janet Bobnick of Richfield Springs, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by a sister, Arlene Scanlon.
A funeral mass was Wednesday, Dec. 3, at St. Mary’s Church, with the Rev. Scott Vanderveer, associate pastor, officiating. Buring with military honors followed in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home.