Obituary of Lesley Ellen (Streb) Young
Lesley passed away on August 9th, 2023 at the age of 71 after a long illness. She was predeceased by her husband, Dave of 50 years on March 6, 2023. She is also predeceased by her parents, Francis and Marian, and brothers-in-law, Bruce and Kevin. She is survived by her son, Tim, brother, Jon, sister, Nancy, sister-in-law, Martha, nephews and nieces, Bobby, Julie, Robyn, Adam, Adrienne, James, and David, and many cousins. Lesley also leaves behind her three beloved cats.
Lesley was born on October 25, 1951, and grew up in the 19th Ward of Rochester. She attended St. Agnes and graduated in 1969. Lesley was a very social person and would regularly meet with classmates who had become lifelong friends. She and her future husband, Dave, met at a dance and were married on St. Patrick’s Day in 1972.
Lesley worked as a bank teller for several years before the birth of her son. When her son went on to college, Lesley decided to go back to school. She began taking classes through the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and earned her certifications. She had a love of jewelry and found employment with several jewelry stores thanks to her education. Lesley also kept the books for her husband’s business, Webster Printing for many years, making it a whole Young family business.
On a challenge, she auditioned for the chorus in a Webster Theater Guild production of “Oklahoma!” This was the beginning of the next chapter in her life. Lesley started in the chorus but wore many hats for many local production companies. She held multiple board positions for WTG, was stage manager for several shows, helped with costumes, lighting, set design, props, and found herself in many choruses over her life. She met so many friends over the years and many became as close as family.
Unfortunately, Lesley faced many medical adversities throughout her life but again was able to find friendships that would become some of her closest at cardiac rehab. The group would always go out to lunch after class. When the facility closed, the gang would still continue to meet and support each other. Lesley would never hesitate to offer rides to appointments or to the store. Lesley was like a second mother to many. She loved playing euchre and many other card and board games with the group. There were always plentiful amounts of snacks and memories.
Lesley absolutely loved to travel. Some of her favorite memories were trips taken with close friends and cruises where she was able to see much of the world. She was able to visit her dream destination of Australia and fell in love with Maui as her home away from home.
She was known as the “Team Mom” when attending her son’s slowpitch softball games. Lesley loved to come out and talk with everyone. She, again, made several very close friendships that would be long-lasting. There was never a shortage of Twizzlers for everyone at the games. She loved having everyone to the cottage for team parties, and to host family and friends there as well. All were welcome.
Lesley was a caretaker. She would do anything she could for anyone however she could. She was selfless with her time when it came to helping people. She was extremely generous and never asked for anything in return.
Visitation for both Lesley and Dave will be held at Willard H. Scott Funeral Home, 12 South Ave., Webster on Friday, October 20 from 6-9 PM. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Maui Food Bank at mauifoodbank.org or to the Webster Comfort Care Home at webstercomfortcare.org/donations.php
The Willard H. Scott Funeral Home has been honored to serve the Webster community and the surrounding area for over 60 years. We remain dedicated to those we serve, providing compassion and guidance during one of life’s most difficult times.
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