Doug Lesch, 69, of Bradenton, FL died July 15, 2015, at his home after a courageous struggle with ALS for ten years. He was born, May 6, 1946. For the majority of his life he resided in Montgomery County, Maryland. He retired from the Federal Government in 2003. He and his wife moved to Florida in 2011; paradise found for four beautiful years. Doug's favorite pastimes were cooking, baseball, coin collecting, horse races, and dining out at his favorite restaurant on Anna Maria Island. He is survived by his wife Donna Lesch; her daughters, Erika Vitiene and Gretchen Watkins and their families; sister Judy Sharple and husband, Steve, of Sarasota FL; daughter Aimee Schaech, and husband, Mark, Jr., of Elkridge MD; son Andrew Lesch and wife, Maja, of St. Paul MN and four grandchildren: Abigail, Stella, Mark, III and Edie. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to the ALS Association (http://www.alsa.org/donate/).
Published in The Bradenton Herald on July 24, 2015