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Lester L. Sciss

TINICUM TOWNSHIP, PA - Lester Louis Sciss passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 3 in the house he built in 1941 at 1229 River Road. He was born on April 4, 1915 in Easton, PA. He was 103 years old.

Lester is survived by his daughter-in-law Marsha Sciss (Thomas), his two grandchildren, Michael Sciss and wife Michele and Kelly Mulroy (Sciss) and husband Ted, and his four great-grandchildren, Brooke, Tyler, Brielle and Alexcia. Lester is preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor, his two children Donald Sciss and Barbara Sciss (DeGraw), and his great-granddaughter Bailey Sciss. He was the last of his eight brothers and sisters to pass away.

He married the love of his life, Eleanor in 1938 and they shared a precious 77 years together before she passed in 2016. They had an extraordinary marriage even though friends and family often heard him saying ”For Gods Sakes Eleanor” or “What in the Sam Hill Eleanor” or “What are you doing now Eleanor?” (emphasis on saying Eleanor!)

Living as long as Lester did, one will have many moments in ones lifetime. Les was a founding member of the Oak Hill Golf Course in 1963, in Milford, NJ where he sunk a few holes in one! He claimed he always “knew” how the hills would roll towards Milford.

He worked for Riegel Paper before retiring in 1977. Lester also started his own business that was very well known throughout the community: Sciss Lawnmower Shop. There was no mistaking that you got the right number when Les would pick up and answer with his usual greeting: “Sciss Lawnmower Shop...Les Sciss speaking.” Friends and neighbors were always there to buy a part, pick up their fixed mowers, or have simple conversations on the back porch.

He was a good athlete. He boxed in Phillipsburg and Allentown until Eleanor put a halt to that! He also played baseball. He played shortstop for the Bucks County league. He also played for Frenchtown and Baptistown.

Lester was also an avid hunter. He killed his first deer in 1946 and then called it quits at the age of 97. “It was getting too cold” he would say when asked about continuing to go out and hunt. He had a long run of it, 51 years!

Anyone sharing a drink with Les knew he only had one and before he consumed it he always would say “Here Goes.” So raise your glass to Les and say “Here Goes!”

He was a husband, a parent, a grandparent, great-grandparent, in-law, and friend. Lester will be missed by many.

Services will be private. Arrangements are under the care of the Johnson-Walton Funeral Home, 24 Church Road, Milford, NJ.

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