Leszczynski, Joseph (2)

General (Ret.) Joseph John Leszczynski

October 17, 1931 - February 15, 2021

General (Ret.) Joseph John Leszczynski of Allen, Texas passed away on February 15, 2021 at the age of 89. He was born on October 17, 1931 to John and Mary Leszczynski in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Joseph married Theresa Elizabeth Gigus on October 25, 1952 in Bridgeport, Pennsylvania.  He served his country proudly in the United States Army.

He is survived by his son, Joseph Leszczynski and wife, Luz of Frisco, Texas; daughter, Lisa Hines and husband, Dennis; grandchildren, Joseph Walter, Maria Theresa, Douglas, and Roderick; great grandchildren, Alexander; brother, Walter Leszczynski; and numerous other loving family and friends.

John was preceded in death by his wife, Theresa; parents; and sister, Francis Kuzcynski.

In support of our local, state, and federal govt including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, only a limited number of guests will be allowed to attend the Funeral Service.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 25, 2021, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas. The service will also be live streamed at TJMfuneral.com on Joseph’s obituary page by clicking on the following link:https://celebrationoflife.tv/blog/general-ret-joseph-john-leszczynski. After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location.

However, when the maximum number of guests are reached, those who would like to honor Joseph and show their support to her family may remain at the funeral home in your vehicle, where you can watch the live streamed service on your personal device (laptop, tablet or smartphone) or listen through a designated FM radio channel.

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I don't know if my last message got through but I am very sorry, please accept my condolences on cousin Joe's death may he rest in peace and I know he is up there with Aunt Mary and Uncle John looking down upon all of his family. I remember when I was trying to get into the service in 1982 after I graduate high school and cousin Joe wrote so many recommendations for me . But no branch would take me because of my asthma. Plus I remember all the Christmas as we spent together and the gifts he gave my grandmother from many places he served. My Grandmother Helen and Aunt Mary we're very happy when he was Grand Marshal of the Pulaski Day Parade here in Philadelphia. I went along with them and seeing the smile on their faces. I remember it like it was yesterday. Joseph Larch, February 26, 2021 My wife, Karen, and I offer our most sincere condolences to the family of General Leszczynski. The general and I established a very good friendship, primarily on the golf course. I got to know the general very well and developed a great admiration for him. I saw how devoted he was to his wife, Theresa. Joe and I had many a discussion together. He was always forthright, honest, and to the point. I will certainly miss his clear cut advice and common sense. Godspeed, General. Rest in peace. Harry and Karen Franks, February 25, 2021 Joseph and Lisa and the entire Leszczynski and Hines family I was so sad to hear of Uncle Joes passing. He was one I thought would be here forever! I enjoyed the times we visited in Carlisle Pa, Kissimmee Fl, McKinney Texans of course Conshohocken Pa. He taught me a lot about golf when we played together but more important the lessons I learned from his leadership in the army! I liked when he told his war stories and I wanted a copy of his book. He will be truly missed. He is together again with Aunt Teresa. Love you Uncle Joe! Hank Kuczynski, February 17, 2021 I played golf with the General at Gentle Creek up to about three years ago, and I had the privilege of watching Joe make a hole in one on number 15. I texted the guys in our other groups, and John Kelly and the rest of his group playing a few holes in front of us stopped their round and came back to congratulate the General on his accomplishment. He had great stories about his time in the military and his experiences at Bay Hill with Arnold Palmer. A true patriot; he will be missed. Lance Morrison, February 17, 2021