Ashton Funeral Home


Leslie Ernest Dearing

February 8, 2017

Leslie Dearing, age 90, passed away on February 8, 2017.    He was being cared for at the Pat Roche Hospice Care home in Hingham, Massachusetts.

Leslie leaves his wife of 67 years, Florence Unruh Dearing.  His daughters Linda Longley (Peter) and Barbara Friedman (Larry), his son Daniel Dearing (Sherri).  His brother Herbert L. Dearing (Joyce).  His grandchildren; Sarah Harper, Daniel Longley, Tracey Roberts, David Longley, Rebecca Berbel, Samuel Friedman, Rachel Arnold, Jacob Friedman, and Micah Friedman.   Nine great grandchildren.

Leslie was born in Calumet, Oklahoma and lived in Mustang, Oklahoma.   He was the son of William Robert Dearing and Anna Evalena (Tech).  He was one of nine children.   Leslie along with his parents moved to Kansas.

Leslie enlisted in the Army to serve during World War II.   He worked for Western Electric, Southwestern Bell and AT&T.   His time working for these companies bridged and he retired from AT&T with 39 years of service.   While working for the Bell System he met Florence and they lived in Kansas, Missouri and New Jersey.   After retirement Leslie decided to volunteer by doing taxes for AARP in Easton PA.  He received a commendation plaque for performing this volunteer tax work for 20 years of service.

In 2000 Leslie and Florence decided to build a house in Palmer PA and move away from New Jersey.   They spent 14 years in their Palmer home and enjoyed many visits and holidays with their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Leslie’s most important work was his hours of study, teaching, worship, and volunteer work at the number of churches where he lived in Kansas, Missouri, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.   Madison Baptist in Madison, New Jersey and Fellowship Baptist in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Services will be held 10:30 am Saturday, February 18, 2017 in the Ashton Funeral Home, 1337 Northampton St., Easton.  A visitation will be held from 9:30 am until service time Saturday in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Leslie Dearing.

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  1. The Allen Girls

    February 14, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    Sending hugs and warm memories.

    A donation has been mailed to the Alzheimer’s Association in Uncle Leslie’s name.