Stephen A. Schlesing

Stephen A. Schlesing, age 68, Reed St., Williamsport, died at 1:25 a. m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, after a brief illness.

Born on June 9, 1945, in Muncie, Ind., he was a son of the late Arthur H. and Mary L. (Safstrom) Schlesing. He resided in Williamsport for many years and was a 1963 graduate of Williamsport High School and went on to graduate from Lehigh University, with a degree in mathematics. He recently attended the 50th reunion of his high school graduating class.

Steve was employed by Lycoming County as an accountant for 20 years. In recent years he was a self employed accountant and handled finances for many organizations, including the Lions Club, Cub Pack 12, the Toastmasters, Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association and the Babb Creek Watershed Association.

His brilliance with financial affairs was shared with his church, his tax clients, and numerous organizations.

A 60 year member of the Boy Scouts of America, he was a charter member of Cub Pack 12, where he was a past cub master and current committee chairman. As a teen scout, he was awarded the Pro Deo et Patria award by St. Luke Lutheran Church, Williamsport.

A committed church member, Steve not only was financial director of St. Luke congregation, but also served as treasurer and member of the Synod Council for the Upper Susquehanna Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 2003 to 2013, and treasurer of Lutheran Planned Giving of Central Pennsylvania since 2007.

Steve is survived by two sisters, Carol Avery, and his twin, Linda Hansee; four nephews; and one niece.

A memorial service is planned for a later date.

Gifts in Steve’s name may be made to St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, 400 Market St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc. Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market Street, Bloomsburg.

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