F. Leslie Pinkowski

By Orleans Hub Posted 11 October 2019 at 1:39 pm

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F. Leslie Pinkowski, 86, of Middleport and Gasport, died Oct. 10, 2019 in his home following a short illness. He was born May 23, 1933 in Niagara Falls and had lived in the Middleport area since 1997.

Les was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and was also a member of Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree, and a past president of the Grand Island Rotary Club. He and his wife, Elaine, bred, raised and showed champion Cavalier King Charles spaniels, cocker spaniels and Bernese mountain dogs. Les was a member of the Bernese Mountain Club of America, the Niagara Cocker Spaniel Club, the North Coast Bernese Mountain Dog Club and the American Spaniel Club.

Mr. Pinkowski was predeceased by a sister, Roberta Ponn.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elaine; son, Michael (Kimbra) Pinkowski of Brighton; daughter, Teresa Fritschi of Scotland; and grandchildren, Kelsey Pinkowski and Michael Logan Pinkowski.

There will be no calling hours. Service and interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport NY 14094.

To share a special memory of Les, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.