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Leslie "Les" Merle Sankey

September 7, 1946 April 4, 2022
Leslie "Les" Merle  Sankey
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Obituary for Leslie "Les" Merle Sankey

Leslie M. Sankey, age 75, of White Lake, MI, passed away on April 4, 2022.

Leslie was born in Warren, OH to parents Leslie A. And Edith Sankey. He was selected to participate in officer candidate and was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the famed 92nd company. He served in Vietnam from 1966-67 and was awarded the Bronze Star medal for heroism in ground combat, the Air Medal, and the Purple Heart.

Following his time in the service, Les graduated from Youngstown State University, Oh and began a career in quality processes and problem solving methods. He was a skilled motivator and was never afraid of a challenge. He was an accomplished instructor of multiple subjects.

Les is survived by his wife of 32 years, Patsy Sankey of White Lake, MI; daughters, Heather Sankey and Nicole Rese; sister Hazel Byer, all of Warren, OH.

His first wife Gail, preceded him in death. The marriage was blessed with two children.

Visitation will take place in Warren, OH. Dates and times are pending. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.


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